About Us

Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don’t work.

This has to change. That’s why Asthma UK exists. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

We fight asthma in three ways:

We fund world class asthma research.

We campaign to improve the quality of care received by people with asthma.

We help hundreds of thousands of people a year with our expert advice and support.


Press releases

Back to school asthma attack increase sparks health warning

An annual surge in the number of children hospitalised due to asthma attacks in September has sparked a health warning to parents as their... read more

Press Release • 13.09.2016 • By Asthma UK

Asthma deaths in Scotland highest for more than a decade

Asthma death rates in Scotland are at their highest for more than a decade, new figures released today (August 10) reveal. They also show women to... read more

Press Release • 10.08.2016 • By Asthma UK

Survey reveals hay fever asthma attack danger for millions of people...

New survey data released today by Asthma UK reveals that half of people with asthma¹ have had a life threatening asthma attack because of their... read more

Press Release • 28.06.2016 • By Asthma UK

Majority are clueless about asthma attacks

New data released today by the charity Asthma UK highlights that almost three quarters of people (73%) would not know what to do if someone were... read more

Press Release • 03.05.2016 • By Asthma UK

Asthma Uk calls on Scottish scientists to lead the way in transforming...

Asthma UK is calling on Scotland to lead the way in finding much-needed breakthroughs for people with asthma. With its world class reputation of... read more

Press Release • 10.03.2016 • By Asthma UK

Asthma UK issues winter death asthma attack alert

Asthma UK is urging people with asthma to be vigilant in winter as data shows the number of people who die because of an asthma attack peaks in... read more

Press Release • 26.01.2016 • By Asthma UK

Christmas Day asthma attack warning

Asthma UK warns of a Christmas hospitalisation peak as the latest data from Public Health England1 shows the number of people with asthma seeking... read more

Press Release • 21.12.2015 • By Asthma UK

Join BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis at Asthma UK’s Christmas...

Asthma UK is dusting off its Christmas decorations and preparing to welcome guests to its annual Christmas Carol Service. The event will take... read more

Press Release • 24.11.2015 • By Asthma UK

Join Dame Jenni Murray at Asthma UK's Christmas Carol Service

29 October 2015 Join Dame Jenni Murray at Asthma UK's Christmas Carol Service Asthma UK is dusting off its Christmas decorations and... read more

Press Release • 29.10.2015 • By Asthma UK

Allergy pioneer Dr Bill Frankland awarded with MBE in Queen’s Birthday...

Asthma UK is delighted to announce that Dr Bill Frankland, the vice-president of the charity since 1992, has been recognised in the Queen's... read more

Press Release • 27.10.2015 • By Asthma UK

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