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Written Answers — Health: Allergies (6 May 2004)

Jon Cruddas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he uses the estimates of the extent of allergies in the June 2003 report by the Royal College of Physicians, "Allergy: the Unmet Need", as a basis for NHS planning; and what other evidence-based planning data he proposes to use; (2) what his latest estimate is of the annual cost to the NHS of allergies; and what assessment he has made of...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Allergies (26 Nov 2009)

Mark Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his policy is on the eligibility of people with nut allergies for service in the armed forces; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel in each armed service who have nut allergies; (3) whether members of the armed forces with a declared nut allergy are allowed to serve on operations; (4) if he will consider the...

Written Answers — Health: Nut Allergy (27 Jan 2005)

Stephen Ladyman: The Medical Research Council is not currently funding any research specifically on nut allergy, although they are undertaking some more general research on allergy, which may be of some relevance. Determining and meeting local health care needs is the responsibility of primary care trusts. However, we are committed to ensuring the national health service develops allergy services that offer...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (15 Oct 2013)

Norman Lamb: Following the publication of the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) report into allergy services in 2003, the Department worked with national health service stakeholders to review the available data and research on allergy conditions and services. The Department published the results of that work in July 2006 in: A Review of services for allergy: The epidemiology, demand for and provision of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Allergy Relief Products (16 Sep 2004)

John Healey: Allergy relief products prescribed by a doctor and dispensed by a registered pharmacist have been VAT zero-rated since VAT was introduced in 1973. Allergy relief products administered to patients in the course of medical care or treatment in a clinic or hospital have always been exempt from VAT. A number of specific zero rates are available for goods designed specially for use by chronically...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Allergy Services (30 Apr 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Department provided £60,000 in 2008-09 to support a dedicated project manager to take forward the proposed improvements in allergy service provision in north-west England. This resource will also be used to support the official launch of the North West Allergy Network in autumn 2009. Further resources to progress work are currently under consideration by the department. In 2008-09...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (19 Jun 2012)

Paul Burstow: The Department has made no recent estimate of the prevalence of common allergies. A review carried out in 2006 on behalf of the Department by Professor John Newton estimated that around 6% of children less than three years old were affected by food allergies, including allergy to milk and to eggs, and that about 4% of adults had a food allergy of some sort, most frequently to shellfish or to...

Written Answers — Health: Latex: Allergies (5 Jun 2007)

Ivan Lewis: holding answer s 4 June 2007 The number of people in England living with latex allergy is not collected. The national health service provides a range of health and social care services for people suffering from latex allergy, based on an individual assessment of need. The Department and the NHS promotes awareness of latex allergies in many ways to health professionals, the public and other...

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Staff: NHS Staff (18 Nov 2004)

Andy Kerr: Allergy management was only recognised as a specialty in 1999. Therefore, at present, treatment is provided by health professionals with an interest in allergies from a variety of specialties and disciplines, chiefly immunology but also respiratory medicine, dermatology, ENT surgery and ophthalmology. Between 1999 and 2003, there has been an increase of three consultant immunologists and the...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy Clinics (7 Dec 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: GPs provide an excellent service for people with mild to moderate allergies, and refer patients with more severe problems to an appropriate Consultant in the local hospital. People with complex multiple allergies can be referred to specialist allergy clinics; by their GP or by their Consultant.

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (2 Nov 2005)

Liam Byrne: The number of medical consultants within the allergy specialities since 1997 is shown in the table. England Headcount Allergy Immunology (with allergy) Immunology Total 1997 — 22 41 63 1998 — 20 41 61 1999 — 22 39 61 2000 6 — 49 55 2001 8 — 49 57 2002 17 — 63 80 2003 20 — 63 83 2004 26 — 67 93

Written Answers — Treasury: Allergies: Costs (22 Jul 2010)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent estimates he has made of the cost to the UK economy of (a) absences from work due to allergies and (b) lost production due to allergies; (2) what recent estimates he has made as to the cost of allergies to the UK economy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2011)

Jo Swinson: Hospital admissions for food allergy went up by 500% between 1990 and 2006, and there are 15 million hay fever sufferers, which has a real impact on productivity, so we urgently need better allergy services. When will the Government report on the pilot in the north-west of England of a new model of allergy services?

Food Labelling and Allergy-Related Deaths (9 Oct 2018)

Nick Smith: Food labelling concerns put pressure on the NHS as people check for allergies. Knowing about an allergy can be a matter of life or death. What are the Government doing to approve and promote fast and reliable tests to diagnose allergies and help to save lives?

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Consultants (20 Jul 2009)

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 685W, on allergies, (1) if he will make it his policy to increase the number of (a) adult and (b) paediatric allergy consultants; (2) if he will make it his policy to increase the number of specialist allergy training posts available.

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (8 Oct 2013)

Daniel Poulter: The Department's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds a wide range of research relating to allergies. Three NIHR biomedical research units in respiratory disease have been awarded a combined total of £21.6 million over five years from April 2012. The programmes of these units include research on severe asthma. The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (22 Apr 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: Details of research projects relating to allergies funded by, or of interest to, the national health service are recorded on the National Research Register (NRR) at The NRR currently contains details of over 100 on-going projects in this area, as well as a larger number of completed projects. Much of this work is funded through allocations made annually to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Children: Allergies (20 Oct 2014)

Jane Ellison: The prevalence of cow’s milk allergy is estimated to be between 2 and 3% in children during the first year of life. The Food Standards Agency is currently funding a number of research projects investigating the causes and mechanisms that underlie the development of food allergies in children (including cow’s milk allergy). This includes the Enquiry about Tolerance (EAT) study and a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Allergies (23 Mar 2011)

Earl Howe: The Food Standards Agency is currently funding research to determine whether changes in skin barrier function and mutations in the filaggrin gene are linked to the development of food allergy, including peanut allergy. This could allow those at high risk of developing food allergy to be identified and result in specific advice being given to reduce risk. The results of this research are...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy Services (21 Jul 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: ...programme, "Putting People at the Heart of Public Services", sets out the commitment that the NHS will build a responsive service tailored to people living with long-term conditions including allergies. There are already substantial initiatives which will help patients with long term diseases, including: The development of standards for better health. The expert patient programme. The...

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