Asthma UK is planning to come to Wick and needs some
help to gather views on Asthma Services.
Youíre Asthma Services
Tell Us What You Think
What Do You Think?
Plans have been made to improve asthma services to make sure children and
young people get the help they need when they need it.
We want to find out what you think of the help you get for your asthma and
how you think asthma services could be made better.
You Donít Have To Talk To Us If You Donít
Want To. You can choose.
Here are some questions you might want to
ask before you make up your mind....
Who wants to ask me what I think?
We are Children in Scotland and Asthma UK Scotland.
Children in Scotland is a charity that works to make life better for
children and young people in Scotland.
Asthma UK Scotland is a charity that helps children and young people and
adults with asthma.
We think itís important that children get
to say what they think and that adults pay attention to them.
Why do you want to know what I think?
The National Health Service, which is in charge of things to do with you
asthma services. (Like doctors and clinics), have asked us to find out.
They want to improve the
Way children's asthma services work and they want us to find out what you
think of their ideas and suggestions.
Who would I be talking to?
You would be part of a group of children and young people talking to a
participation worker. This is a person whose job it is to find out what
people think and then tell the people that can make a difference, they
would ask you questions, encourage you to think about things and make a
record of things that you tell them.
It would take about one hour. If you
didnít feel like saying very much or you didnít want to join in with some
parts, that would be fine.
What would happen to the things I tell
The things you tell us will be
recorded and put together with the things other people told us. We will
then write a report, saying what we found out. This will help the National
Health Service to work out what to do to make childrenís asthma services
Will you want to know anything else
Yes, if you take part, we will ask your age, if you are a boy or girl and
roughly how often your asthma bothers you. We wonít talk to other people
about these things-itís just so we know who we talked to.
I donít want people knowing my private
You donít have to tell us anything if you donít want too.
Your name wonít be written down anywhere, so it would be hard for anyone
to know who was who.
Would any one else know what I said?
We wonít talk to other people about what you said. The only time we would
tell someone else is if you said you were not safe, or you said someone
else wasnít safe.
We might put some of your exact words in
the report. But we wouldnít put your name in, so it would be hard for
anyone to work out who said what. If thereís anything you donít want us to
put in the report, just say and we wonít put it in.
What do I do if I want to take part?
If you want to take part, Please fill out the tear-off slip on the
accompanying letter and return to us. If you are under 12 we need to ask
for permission from the person who looks after you as well as you.
What happens afterwards?
Once weíve finished writing our report, we will send you a letter telling
you what we have found out.
What happens if I donít want to do
Nothing-thatís no problem. You can just forget about this leaflet.
I need to know more!
If you want to ask some questions before you make up your mind, you can
ask the person who gave you this leaflet, they will find out more for you!
Thank you for reading this leaflet!!
National Standards for Asthma Services
Tell Us What You Think
National Health Service Quality
Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS)
www.nhsquality.org is committed to improving the experience that
children and young people have when accessing asthma services. NHSQIS are
developing National Standards for Asthma services for Children. The
purpose of the standards is to improve asthma services for children and
To insure that the standards address the
concerns and needs of asthma service users, NHSQIS has commissioned
Children in Scotland d and Asthma UK Scotland
To consult with children with asthma and parents of children with asthma.
We want to talk to you and use your
experiences to develop and improve asthma services for children and young
We want to find out about your experience
of asthma services:
What is important to you?
What issues have you had with services?
How can services be improved?
Your views will be used to develop the
National Standards for Asthma Services for Children.
Would you like to be involved?
Contact us on:
01312262544 (Elaine) or
01312222440( Claire) or
WHO: Parents of children with
Children with asthma
we will run a series of 10 age-related activities/focus groups across
we will come to a location near you
March or April 2006