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National asthma information tool released

A new tool has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to provide data on lung conditions in England.

Official figures show “considerable variation in care quality” in England, creating major differences in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. 

With this in mind PHE set up INHALE, a website set up to provide data on lung conditions in England. This new tool pulls together national asthma data into a single source for the first time.

Pesh Doubleday, PHE programme manager said: “INHALE has for the first time drawn together national data on asthma outcomes into one place to provide clinicians and commissioners a one-stop portal for accessing actionable reliable data on asthma outcomes in England.” 

Emily Humphreys, head of policy at Asthma UK said: “It's great to see the publication of more information about asthma care and outcomes around the country."

This new asthma data tool complements the respiratory data tool which was released in February 2013.