National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP): secondary care workstream – adult asthma resources

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This page contains information and resources developed to help organisations participating in the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) secondary care (adult asthma) workstream.

Information and resources will be updated as necessary or as they become available.


Data processing

Data flows

Uses of audit data


Patient eligibility critieria

Patient eligibility critieria are included on the first page of the adult asthma clinical audit dataset. The ICD-10 codes for retrospective checking of eligible cases are also provided below. Please note that these ICD-10 codes should be in the primary position of the first episode of care:

  • J45.0 – Predominantly allergic asthma
  • J45.1 – Nonallergic asthma
  • J45.8 – Mixed asthma 
  • J45.9 – Asthma, unspecified
  • J46.0 – Status asthmaticus (Includes: Acute severe asthma).

Audit tools and guidance 

Patient information documentation


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