The Digital Health Passport (DHP) is now being rolled out within the NHS South East London Integrated Care Board (ICB). Initially launched on World Asthma Day, the app is preparing to be a key resource for the upcoming #AskAboutAsthma week.
Aligning with NHS objectives
Alison Roberts, CYP Transformation Programme Director at NHS SE London ICB, “It has been used to support children and young people with Asthma in South East London, to help us meet NHS England Asthma Bundle of Care requirements, and also to address health inequalities as set out in the Core20PLUS5 where asthma is a priority area.”
For more information on the launch, please visit the NHS South East London ICB page.
High quality resources
The DHP features high quality resources from Asthma & Lung UK, Beat Asthma, and Moving on Asthma, providing users with reliable information and guidance for asthma management.
Preparing for #AskAboutAsthma Week
Greg Burch, Joint CEO of Tiny Medical Apps Ltd., noted, “The DHP is designed to be a cornerstone resource for young people with asthma by bringing everything together in one place.”
Key features of the DHP
- Asthma Action Plan: The app allows easy access and sharing of asthma action plans, aiming to reduce emergency hospital visits.
- Inhaler Technique: Guidance on proper inhaler usage is provided to maximise medication effectiveness.
- Peak Flow, Symptoms, and Triggers: The app helps users prepare for their annual asthma reviews by offering a way to record peak flow, symptoms, and triggers.
- Air Quality: Users receive daily air quality updates to help them avoid potential asthma triggers.
We invite everyone – GPs, nurses, parents, teachers, and youth group leaders – to participate in the #AskAboutAsthma campaign and consider how the DHP can make asthma self-management smarter. The app is available for download on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.