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ARC

Asthma Right Care (ARC)

Getting asthma care right is a huge challenge facing primary care today. 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, yet every 10 seconds someone is having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and, on average, three people die from an asthma attack every day.1

That’s why we’ve launched Asthma Right Care (ARC) in the UK.

Five years on from the National Review of Asthma Deaths,2 we share a responsibility to make sure people with asthma are using their medication in the best way to prevent asthma attacks and death.

So, we’ve initiated the ARC movement by taking a stand against the overreliance on reliever inhalers experienced by many people with asthma, and the overprescribing that perpetuates this. 

We’re partnering with others to bust myths, challenge behaviours, and make noise about living well with asthma.

And with tools and resources developed for primary care, we’re empowering the profession to become SABA Guardians: leaders in responsible prescribing.

Take action now by utilising the tools and resources on these pages and keep in touch with other #SABAGuardians online using the handle @AsthmaRightCare.

Together, we can get asthma care right.

Dr Katherine Hickman, 
ARC Clinical Lead

 

 

References

[1] Asthma UK. Asthma facts and statistics. Available from: https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/facts-and-statistics/. [Accessed 6 November 2019].

[2] Royal College of Physicians. National Review of Asthma Deaths. 2015. Available from: https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/national-review-asthma-deaths. [Accessed 6 November 2019].

 

The Asthma Right Care initiative was originated by the IPCRG with funding from AstraZeneca internationally. The adaptation of materials by PCRS for use in the UK has been funded by AstraZeneca UK Limited.
Last modified: 
26/11/2019
Author(s): 
Katherine Hickman, Darush Attar Zadeh, Noel Baxter, Frances Barrett
Category: 
Clinical resource or information
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
Asthma
Inhaler devices
Listing Status: 
Current