This quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in adults, young people and children aged 12 months and older.

February 2016: The British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network’s British guideline on the management of asthma was revised in October 2014 and all references to this source guideline have been updated accordingly.