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Paediatric Allergy Services (14 Oct 2003)

Jon Cruddas: I wish to raise a number of issues concerning allergy in the UK. I will talk specifically about paediatric allergy and the lack of allergy services within the national health service. Allergy is a major public health problem in developed countries. In the UK over the past 20 years, the incidence of common allergic diseases has trebled, giving this country one of the highest rates of allergy...

Written Answers — Health: Nut Allergies (14 Jul 2006)

Ivan Lewis: Studies suggest that the prevalence of food allergy in the United Kingdom may be increasing, especially in children, in line with the general increase in allergic diseases. There are many possible explanations for the apparent rise and there is currently no definitive answer. The Food Standards Agency is currently funding several studies aimed at identifying the prevalence of individual food...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Allergies: Health Services (23 Jul 2015)

Jane Ellison: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced a range of allergy related guidance including food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, bee and wasp allergy, eczema and asthma. NICE provides guidance on best practice in the diagnosis and management of disease as well as assessing specific interventions and procedures. Whilst the vast majority of patients with...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy Services (15 Mar 2005)

Nick Harvey: ...the available data and research on the epidemiology of allergic conditions that the Government undertook to carry out in their response to the Health Select Committee's Report on the Provision of Allergy Services; (2) what assessment he has made of the need for specific allergy services outlined by the Health Select Committee's Report on the Provision of Allergy Services; and what...

Health: Allergy (Science and Technology Committee Report) (8 May 2008)

Viscount Simon: ...witnesses were questioned in great detail. Most of them were helpful but one or two who tried to impress us were not. What impresses me is the almost universal lack of understanding of what allergy is, and this includes people who are medically qualified. This came over loud and clear when witnesses were questioned. In response to a question last week in another place about the small...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (2 Mar 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: A range of research projects on the epidemiology of allergies have recently been completed or are ongoing. The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was formed in 1991. Phase one measured the prevalence of childhood asthma, hay fever and atopic eczema for international comparisons. Phase two began in 1998 and involves more intensive studies in a smaller number of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Allergies (14 May 2018)

Steve Brine: ...have been received. Allergic diseases are amongst the most common diseases of Western society, affecting up to 30% of the United Kingdom population at some time in their lives. Most allergy care takes place in primary care. People with a clear diagnosis, and mild but persistent symptoms, are usually managed in general practice. Some people with allergies, and the parents or carers of...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (10 Feb 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: Information on national health service funding for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies is not collected centrally. Health authorities (HAs) and primary care trusts receive unified allocations to cover the costs of hospital and community health services, discretionary funding for general practice staff, premises and computers and primary care prescribing. The level of funding made...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy UK (25 May 2006)

Ivan Lewis: Allergy UK, in common with other national voluntary organisations working in the health and social care fields, is eligible to apply for funding under the Department's Section 64 general scheme of grants. In 2002, Allergy UK was awarded a grant of £112,800 over a three-year period to support their network allergy project. The aim of this project was to support the increased involvement of...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Food (31 Mar 2008)

Ann Keen: We have made no estimate of the number of people diagnosed with food related allergies. It is the responsibility of local health bodies to commission services to meet the needs of their local population, this includes those with food related allergies. For most patients treatment would involve advice on avoiding the allergen, with the most severely affected patients being referred to a...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Allergies (18 Nov 2004)

Angela Smith: A recent House of Commons Health Select Committee Report on allergy services has made a number of recommendations which may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies within primary care. The recommendations include allergy care becoming part of basic GP training and the introduction of incentives to GP practices to improve allergy care.

Allergy Awareness in Schools — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (14 Mar 2018)

Jo Swinson: ...Tom’s mouth with a slingshot. Tom goes into anaphylactic shock, before stabbing himself with an EpiPen and then collapsing. What do we make of that? I suppose we could argue that it shows that allergies can be dangerous, but I would take the view that for a popular children’s character to be light-heartedly encouraging behaviour that threatens the life of someone else, who is at risk...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Bees and Nuts: Allergies (30 Jan 2019)

Steve Brine: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) works closely with allergy patient groups and the media to raise public awareness of the risk of peanut and other food allergies. In September 2018 the FSA ran a month-long awareness campaign targeted at 16-24-year-old consumers to encourage more dialogue between consumers and food businesses. This campaign used a variety of communication channels, including...

Petitions: Allergies (30 Jan 1990)

Mrs Virginia Bottomley: ...responsibility for championing the cause of those suffering from such conditions and for drawing their problems to the attention of the House. In recent years many people have become interested in allergies. Such concerns are increasingly shared by doctors as well as by those people who suffer from allergies of various kinds. We all live in an increasingly complex environment in which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Allergy Services (21 Feb 2012)

Jo Swinson: I thank the Minister for that reply. He mentions the recent north-west allergy pilot, and its report contains a number of recommendations, including improved education for commissioners about the impact of allergy on primary care, and the allocation of additional specialists allergy training posts. How does he intend to act on those recommendations in order to improve services for millions of...

NHS: Allergy Specialists (27 Jul 2000)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: My Lords, I certainly recognise the rising trend in the number of people affected by allergies. So far as concerns the new clinical specialty of allergy, it was established only last year. The Royal Colleges have advised us that we shall need one allergy specialist per regional centre--there are six regional centres in England. Three allergy specialists are already in post. We are training...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Allergies (15 Mar 2018)

Steve Barclay: The number of doctors who obtained their certificate of completion of training in the allergy specialty and paediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases in 2016 and 2017 is shown in the table below: Medicine Group specialty/subspecialty Completed in 2016 Completed in 2017 Allergy 2 0 Paediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases 4 2 Source: Health Education...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (14 Nov 2005)

Lewis Macdonald: There are no NHS allergy centres in Scotland. Most mild or moderate allergy symptoms are managed successfully in primary care. The majority of secondary care referrals are made to organ-based specialists such as ENT surgeons, chest physicians, dermatologists and gastroenterologists. Patients with severe, drug-resistant or life-threatening diseases require expert allergy assessment at tertiary...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy (1 Mar 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the British Allergy Foundation (BAF) compiled a list of National Health Service allergy clinics in 2000 which are NHS consultant-led and based at NHS hospitals throughout the United Kingdom. The subsequent BSACI handbook, "National Health Service Allergy Clinics", published in 2001, lists 86 such clinics. There were an...

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Staff: NHS Staff (15 Nov 2005)

Lewis Macdonald: Allergy was recognised for the first time by the Specialist Training Authority as constituting a related but distinct specialty in 1999. The effects of specialist training in this discipline will take time to be fully reflected in NHS provision. Most mild or moderate allergy symptoms are managed successfully in primary care. The majority of secondary care referrals are made to organ-based...


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