Schools in England dealing with primary and secondary ages are now allowed to obtain Salbutamol inhalers to treat children with acute asthma attacks.

Salbutamol inhalers may be bought from pharmaceutical suppliers on the written request of the head teacher stating the details of the school. It is a good idea for schools to obtain spacers suitable for the inhalers and age group of the children.

From 1 October 2014 UK schools will be allowed to purchase a Salbutamol inhaler without a prescription for use in emergencies when a child with asthma cannot access their own inhaler.
The department for health has produced guidance for schools that choose to keep an emergency inhaler the basis to create a policy or protocol for using it.

Further information can be obtained from The Department of Health.

From 1 October 2014 UK schools will be allowed to purchase a Salbutamol inhaler without a prescription for use in emergencies when a child with asthma cannot access their own inhaler.

The department for health has produced guidance for schools that choose to keep an emergency inhaler the basis to create a policy or protocol for using it.