BTS / SIGN Asthma Guidelines
NICE Guidelines on Medicines adherence


 Background Studies and Reports

 Asthma-UK Briefing on NRAD
 Asthma UK Patients safety failures in asthma: the scale of unsafe prescribing in the UK report
 The at-risk registers in severe asthma (ARRISA) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial examining effectiveness and costs in primary care.
Smith, J. R., et al. (2012). Thorax 67(12): 1052-1060
 Asthma at-risk registers — can be effective if carefully constructed and correctly implemented.
Noble, M. J., et al. (2012). Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 21: 135136. doi:10.4104/pcrj.2012.00033
 A controlled retrospective pilot study of an ‘at-risk asthma register’ in primary care
Noble, M. J., et al. (2006).Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 15: 116-124. doi:10.1016/j.pcrj.2006.01.002 (Pilot ARRISA study)


 Factors and Management of Difficult Asthma

 ‘SIMPLES’: a structured primary care approach to adults with difficult asthma
Ryan, D., et al. (2013). Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 22: 365-373. doi:10.4104/pcrj.2013.00075
 Risk factors for childhood asthma deaths from the UK Eastern Region Confidential Enquiry 2001–2006
Anagnostou, K., et al. (2012). Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 21: 71-77. doi:10.4104/pcrj.2011.00097
 Psychosocial factors and incident asthma hospital admissions in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study
Wainwright, N. W. J., et al. (2007). Allergy, 62: 554–560. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2007.01316.x
 An ongoing Confidential Enquiry into asthma deaths in the Eastern Region of the UK, 2001-2003
Harrison, B., et al. (2005). Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 14: 303-313. doi:10.1016/j.pcrj.2005.08.004
Emergency hospital admissions for asthma and access to primary care: cross-sectional analysis
Fleetcroft, R., et al. (2016). British Journal of general Practice, (online first 21 June 2016) doi: 10.3399/bjgp16X686089


 Communication with Patient and Patient Education

 Asthma UK
 Asthma UK - Action plans for adults and children
 Asthma UK - Resource material for patients
 Helping people help themselves
 The Health Foundation
 Specialist nurse intervention to reduce unscheduled asthma care in a deprived multiethnic area: the east London randomised controlled trial for high risk asthma (ELECTRA)
Griffiths, C., et al. (2004). BMJ 328(7432): 144-149. doi:
 Self-management education and regular practitioner review for adults with asthma
Gibson P. G., et al. (2002). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001117. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001117


 Communication with Primary Care Teams

 Communication and Effectiveness in Primary Health Care Teams.
Carletta, J., Human Communication Research Centre, Univeristy of Edinburgh