Date: 12 May 2021: 10:00 – 11:00 UK time (additional question time from 11:00 to 11:30)


The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) would like to invite you to our webinar marking the launch of our new report ‘Management of chronic asthma in children aged 16 years and under’.

Asthma is the most common lung disease in the UK, and diagnosis and management of the condition, particularly in children and young people can be complex.

The case study in our investigation features a 5 year old who had a near fatal asthma attack.

Why attend

In this webinar you will hear from families, our HSIB investigators and from experts in respiratory illness and behavioural medicine. Guests include Paediatric Consultant Dr Jen Townshend, Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine and Dr Louise Fleming, Reader at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

The webinar will provide an opportunity for you to explore in greater depth our findings, what we are recommending to improve the outcomes of children and young people with asthma, and give you an opportunity to ask questions.

This webinar will help you understand how HSIB’s experience can be applied to your own healthcare setting, as well as finding out what work will be undertaken nationally to implement our recommendations.

Who should attend

This invite is open to everyone, however, the following healthcare staff will find it of particular interest:

  • Primary and community care clinicians (including health visitors and school nurses)
  • Secondary care clinicians working in respiratory, paediatrics and emergency department settings
  • Commissioners
  • Ambulance/111 providers
  • Asthma UK/BLF
  • Stakeholders including: British Thoracic Society/SIGN, NHS Digital, British Paediatric Respiratory Society, NHSX, PHE, HEE, RCP, RCGP, RCPCH, RCN, DHSC and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


The event is open to all interested parties, and you are welcome to forward this email on to any colleague you feel would find the event beneficial.

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