September 2018: This quality standard was reviewed and statements prioritised in 2013 were updated.
Statements are marked as [2013, updated 2018] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the 2013 quality standard and has been updated.
Statements numbered 1, 3, 6, 10 and 11 in the 2013 version have been updated. Statements from the 2013 version (numbered 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9) that are no longer considered national priorities for improvement, but may still be useful at a local level, are listed in the quality statements section.
The 2013 quality standard for asthma is available as a pdf.
Minor changes since publication
November 2019: References for the evidence sources for statements 4 and 5 were amended to reflect the updated British guideline on the management of asthma produced by BTS/SIGN.