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Overview

Benefits of smarter care

Be prepared every day

Easily upload, access and share your personalised action plan.

Reduce symptoms

Improve and master inhaler technique with short training videos

Never miss a dose

Stay on track and get maximum benefits with medication reminders

Take control

Track your asthma symptoms and peak flow to know if changes are needed.

Avoid triggers

Stay healthy and avoid asthma triggers with air quality and pollen alerts

Be ready if things get worse

Quick access to emergency instructions for asthma and anaphylaxis

Improve skills, knowledge and confidence

Manage your asthma better with regular bitesize learning

Get the right help at the right time

Connect with peers and experts for support, via Asthma & Lung UK

Everything in one place

Podcasts

Latest podcast

Show Notes

In this episode of the Tiny Medical Apps / Digital Health Passport podcast, cohosts Dom Burch and Saira Arif interview Laura King, a senior children and young people’s asthma practitioner for North East London. Laura shares her journey from starting in orthopaedics to becoming an asthma specialist, highlighting her initial experiences in A&E and her passion for managing long-term conditions like asthma.

Key Themes:

Career Journey and Passion for Asthma Care:
Laura King discusses her transition from orthopaedics to asthma care, emphasising her interest in managing long-term conditions seen in A&E. She shares how her early experiences shaped her dedication to helping children and families manage asthma effectively.
Challenges and Strategies in Asthma Management:
Laura addresses the difficulties families face, particularly in deprived areas, in managing asthma. She highlights the importance of education and empowerment, ensuring families have the knowledge to make informed decisions about their health.
Engagement and Education Techniques:
Laura elaborates on her use of visual aids and storybooks to simplify complex asthma information for children and families. She believes in making information accessible and memorable through creative methods.
Digital Tools and Innovations:
The podcast explores the benefits of digital tools like the Digital Health Passport, which consolidates health information in one place. Laura praises the app’s ability to help families manage asthma symptoms and access essential information conveniently.
Personal Stories and Inspiration:
Laura shares personal stories, including the loss of a close friend, which inspired her to write children’s books. She also discusses how becoming a mother has driven her to push for improvements in asthma care.
Future Direction and Advice:
Laura encourages healthcare professionals to show their passion and humanity in their work. She advises not to be afraid of being emotional and personal, as it can greatly enhance patient care.

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User testimonials

Portable

“As an asthmatic in the last two years I’ve been to A&E twice and if I’m having trouble breathing I can take my phone out and say look at this plan. That would be really handy. The name as a Digital Health Passport is exactly it - you can travel around with it and use it as and when you enter into a service.”

Saira DHP User

Good look and feel

“The look and feel is really good - not just a boring NHS App and the interactive background is especially good for younger users.”

Lucy DHP User

Simple to use

“I really liked it because it was simple to use.”

Jared DHP User

Helps independence and self-monitoring

“We are always trying to encourage Alice to look after her asthma herself and it helps her be independent…..really great as she has been discharged from hospital and the app helps her monitor her asthma and she lets us know how she is getting on.”

Susan, Alice's Mum DHP User

Knowing my asthma level

“Easy to log onto and good to know what level my asthma is at - knowing if I need to wear a coat or hat is really good.”

Alice DHP User

Information in one place

"Really useful when patients come back into clinic recording peak flow rather than paper is a real positive. The links are really good - one patient this morning had poor inhaler technique and having additional information that they access in one place is really useful."

Jane Asthma Nurse, St Bartholomew Hospital, London

Life saving

"This app is just brilliant and life saving."

Anne Marie Asthma Nurse, St Bartholomew Hospital, London

Spacer benefits

"When my Asthma Nurse first told me about spacers, I was sceptical. But I am so happy about the device, all the medicine goes where it should go. There is also one for children to use. Since using the spacer I have noticed a massive improvement with my Asthma and my peak flow. If you haven't got one, then speak to your GP or your Asthma Nurse, because this unit is a must to have, and anyone can use it."

Anthony DHP User - feedback following Health Hacks email

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