Social prescribing for asthma

15 February 2021 12:10 - 13:10

When you’re regularly breathless and wheezy, it changes how you feel about yourself. It changes what you think you can do. And maybe you never tell anyone how anxious you are, because you don’t want to be a bother. Maybe you limit yourself and miss out. And sleeping? We’re wide eyed and fretful. I’m talking about my own childhood and adulthood as an asthmatic.

If you have asthma, or your child does, or you regularly care for people with it, the journey may be different and delegates are invited to add in your own thoughts. We don’t talk about feelings much, because after’s only a bit of asthma. Really? I nearly died.

In a system where social prescribing is the New Statin - to be used wherever possible, where does it fit into asthma care? What does social prescribing look like for adults and children with asthma and for those who might love them? And what’s the role of the primary care nurse? Let’s chat about it. Oh, and we might sing and tell stories too.