Inspire is being undertaken by Brighton and Sussex Medical School with support from The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton & Hove City Council, EpiConcept and Studybugs.
Better treatment of asthma-like illnesses is urgently needed.
It could lead to a better quality of life for children, an increase in attendance at school, and in turn an improvement in grades.
That’s what we’re trying to achieve – but we need your help.
Important: Children should continue to take treatment for asthma as advised by their GP (more)
To deliver the project we’re using a free absence-reporting app called
What’s special about Studybugs is that it understands the illnesses and symptoms that parents enter.
For this project, Studybugs will enable us to ask parents optional extra questions if they enter asthma-like illnesses or symptoms. The answers given will be the basis of our research. We’ll also be able to recommend to parents various actions they can take to improve treatment.
To take part, we’re inviting parents to get the Studybugs app, and inviting schools to register with Studybugs and ask parents to get the app.
It’s extremely quick and straightforward, and as well as helping us with this project, Studybugs makes reporting absence more convenient and secure for parents, and saves time for schools. You can even use it to see what bugs are going around in the local area.
If you’d like to know more, please see Common Questions.
Please register your school on the Studybugs website then follow the simple instructions.
It’s free, there’s nothing to install and it just takes a few minutes to get set up.
Please get the free Studybugs app or register online.
Then use Studybugs to report your child’s absence whenever they’re ill.
Not sure? See Common Questions.