Children and young people asthma nurse service in Stoke-on-Trent

Children and young people asthma nurse service in Stoke-on-Trent

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25 October 2022


This engagement is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part and gave feedback.

In previous years, a community asthma nurse role has operated across Stoke-on-Trent. This role saw a trained nurse travelling to homes, school and GP surgeries, educating patients, families and practitioners about asthma care. This education aimed to help reduce children and young people ending up in hospital, or to help make sure they do not have to go back to hospital, if they had just been discharged. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this service has been paused, as face-to-face educational sessions were no longer possible. As a result, there is no ‘list’ for such a service at the moment, meaning there are not currently any children and young people using this service.  

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB) is now looking to restart this service, alongside community provider, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). A new national specification has been published for this role, meaning that there are some things that the service must do and cover. As such, it is an ideal time to speak to potential service users and their families, to get their views on whether the national service specification works for local people, and if there is anything missing that should be added to the service. 

The following survey has been created with the intention of doing just that. If a child or young person in your care has asthma, please take the time to share your views and help shape this improved service for Stoke-on-Trent: https://nhs.researchfeedback.net/s.asp?k=166272615777

In the survey, you will be asked whether you think anything is missing from this specification, what might be improved, and what is important to you. This feedback will then be considered by the ICB and MPFT, when deciding on the final specification for the improved local service.