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Allergy

Age of accepted patients - from birth to 16th birthday

 

There is a Consultant – led and a Nurse – led clinic

 

Primarily we see children with food allergies, but there are also some other indications for referral of a child with an allergic condition (see applicable sections below)

 

Within this guideline, referral indications (or non-indications) for common scenarios are highlighted in bold and italics

 

Consultant - Dr Simon Bedwani – ext. 2949 – s.bedwani@nhs.net

 

Allergy Nurse Specialist - Jane Henderson - ext 3004 – jane.henderson11@nhs.net

 

Paediatric Dietitian ext 2409 – rcht.dietletters@nhs.net

 

Consultant – led Paediatric Allergy Clinic

 

Services available are -

 

  • Detailed history taken including allergic co-morbidities and a risk assessment
  • Skin Prick Testing (SPT) and / or specific IgE (spIgE) testing
  • Treatment plan including anaphylaxis management plan when indicated (same - day adrenaline auto-injector prescribing and training)
  • Optimising treatment, where appropriate, of other manifestations of allergy a food – allergic patient may have, particularly asthma, rhinitis 
  • Education of patient and family and written management plans for schools
  • Onward Tertiary referral as appropriate

 

Nurse – led Paediatric Allergy Clinic

 

Services available are –

 

  • Detailed history taken including allergic co-morbidities and a risk assessment
  • Skin Prick Testing (SPT) and / or specific IgE (spIgE) testing
  • Treatment plan for non – anaphylactic reactions
  • Education of patient and family and written management plans for schools

 

Paediatric Dietetic Clinic -these RMS referral criteria also advise on dietetic referrals for suspected food allergy