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Headline

Coroner orders NHS to overhaul GP asthma care after child's death

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Why just 'GPs' in the headline when specialists criticised also? Primary care refers to secondary and secondary to tertiary - but much to blame lack of tertiary referral on the GP. Kids frequently have more than 12 reliever inhalers per year - one for Mum, one for school, one for Dad's house, one for each set of grandparents etc. I did not know we should be doing spirometry in 9 year olds - how we are going to fit this in on top of everything else is beyond me. Whilst this death is tragic and potentially avoidable (my deepest sympathies to his family) did he receive his three invitations a year for an asthma check? I find it very difficult to get kids in to attend if well. Was Mum bringing him and her concerns being ignored?

Posted date

28 Apr 2017

Posted time

10:46am

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