Quality standard

Update information

Update information

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

August 2022: The definition of severe asthma for statement 5 was amended in line with the updated European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society International guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma.

March 2022: The equality and diversity considerations section for statement 4 was updated in line with NICE's guideline on integrated health and social care for people experiencing homelessness.

June 2021: Statement 2 was amended to reflect the updated recommendation on self-management in the NICE guideline on asthma, to include advice on air pollution in personalised action plans.

February 2020: Evidence source references for statements 1 to 3 were amended to reflect the updated NICE guideline on asthma.

November 2019: References for the evidence sources for statements 4 and 5 were amended to reflect the updated British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network British guideline on the management of asthma.