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PE01385: Improving the lives of children with asthma across Scotland


Petitioner: Shona Haslam on behalf of Asthma UK Scotland - Youth Ambassadors


Date Lodged: 06 January 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to (1) provide appropriate support and training to school staff to ensure that all schools create and implement a policy to support school pupils with asthma; (2) implement a set of consistent national standards for asthma services in schools; (3) increase the number of school nurses trained to treat asthma; and (4) ensure that school inspections measure the performance of schools in supporting children with asthma.

Petition History:


25 January 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Royal College of Nursing (Scotland) and NHS Education Scotland seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 25 January 2011

22 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that as the mutual benefit in working together had been recognised and agreement reached on a way forward, the Scottish Government and Asthma Scotland should now work together to progress the issues. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 

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