Ben Howlett – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ben Howlett on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many specialist centres for asthma are recognised by NHS England.

Jane Ellison

NHS England commissions severe asthma services in line with national specifications to ensure that patient numbers are sufficient to support safe, quality service provision. It is revising the severe asthma service specification which is expected to be published later in 2016.

Nationally there are 27 trusts that have identified themselves as providing severe asthma services.

NHS England does not specify travel distances for patients attending treatment for severe asthma.