Why Asthma Still Kills – National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD)

NECS summary of recommendations from NRAD report for GP practices and community pharmacies

The NRAD report calls for an end to the complacency around asthma care, in order to save lives. Deficiencies were found in routine asthma care and the report outlines recommendations to be taken forward by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, NHS service managers, policy makers, commissioner, patient and professional bodies, patients, parents and carers.

Among the key recommendations there are issues around prescribing and medicines use which are of great relevance to GP practice staff (particularly those running asthma clinics), and to community pharmacists.