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ESMENA Education Programme

ESMENA: Education, Self-Management and Empowerment in exacerbatioN prone Asthma

Across the UK, there are over 5 million people with asthma. Some patients with asthma can have significant symptoms, despite being on treatment. Poorly controlled asthma can lead to exacerbations (flare-ups of asthma), which can require further medicines to treat this. Sometimes these flare-ups of asthma mean patients need to attend A&E or are admitted to hospital.

ESMENA is an education programme, designed by both healthcare professionals and patients, aimed at improving the care for patients with asthma.

During the ESMENA education session, there will be talks about how to manage asthma from a variety of specialists, including asthma nurses, respiratory physio and a pharmacist. The session will be informal and interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

ESMENA will also provide access to an online app with further information, videos and quizzes about asthma to offer ongoing support.

Our hope is that by completing ESMENA, patients will feel more confident in managing their asthma.

If you would like to find out more information, please click here.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Respiratory Research Team on 02392 286000 ext 4108 or email [email protected]

For the detailed participant information sheet, please click here.