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Scottish Parliament written answers — Food Safety: Food Safety (4 May 2004)

Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) funds an on-going research programme, costing approximately £1 million per year, on food allergy and intolerance. Since 1995, this programme has funded 13 projects that directly address issues surrounding peanut allergy, including research into the causes, development and prevalence of this allergy. Details of these projects are available from the FSA's...

Written Answers — Health: Asthma (3 Jun 2003)

Jacqui Smith: That information is not available centrally as many child cases of asthma and allergies are diagnosed via out-patient and general practitioner practices. However the following table shows the number of finished consultant episodes for asthma and other allergies for 2001–02 in England for people up to 17 years. Additionally we do not hold centrally information relating to the numbers of...

Written Answers — Health: Food Allergies (23 May 2002)

Yvette Cooper: Reliable data are not available for the number of deaths associated with food allergy. This is because deaths due to allergy are often attributed on the death certificate to asthma or some other symptom rather than to actual food allergy. The committee on toxicity reported in 2000 that of about 20 deaths annually attributed to fatal anaphylactic shock, 30 per cent. (i.e. about seven) are due...

Written Answers — Health: Asthma (19 Apr 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 was formed in 1991. Phase one measured the prevalence of childhood asthma, hayfever and atopic eczema for international comparisons. Phase two began in 1998 and involves more intensive studies in a smaller number of countries....

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (22 Jun 2004)

John Hutton: The number of hospital medical staff specialising in allergy is shown in the table. Hospital medical staff within the allergy specialty by grade England at 30 September 2003 Number Whole-time equivalent All staff 24 15 Of which: Consultant 20 13 Registrar group 2 1 Hospital practitioner/clinical assistant 2 1 Source: Department of Health 2003 medical and...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (1 Nov 2005)

Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps the Government are taking to ensure that complementary allergy practitioners are properly (a) regulated and (b) inspected; and if she will make a statement; (2) what steps the Government have taken to ensure parents and legal guardians are appropriately trained and informed on how EpiPens should be used; and if she will make a...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Immunology Clinics (7 Feb 2002)

Lloyd Quinan: Does the minister agree that, if someone was diagnosed in 1998 as potentially having an allergy, they should have been able to see someone in the immunology clinic at the Glasgow Western infirmary before now? I refer to Miss Jacqueline Pollock of 348 Redburn, Bonhill, Alexandria. Does the minister agree that we need to take a radical look at the approach to the diagnosis of allergy? That...

Written Answers — Education: Children: Allergies (29 Feb 2012)

Nick Gibb: It is important that schools work closely with parents to ensure that pupils learn to manage their allergies and intolerances by making appropriate choices supported by school staff. Local authorities, schools and all those that provide catering services for school children are well aware of the importance of potentially allergenic food stuffs. The key action for schools is that the parents...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Allergies (6 Aug 2012)

Earl Howe: The department funded a project in the North West Strategic Health Authority to pilot the concept of an integrated regional service for allergy and immunotherapy services, and the "lessons learned" report has been widely disseminated. This includes recommendations specifically on training and information sharing for health professionals involved in the care of people with allergies. We expect...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Allergies (24 Sep 2012)

Earl Howe: The department funded a project in the North West Strategic Health Authority to pilot the concept of an integrated regional service for allergy and immunotherapy services, and the "lessons learned" report has been widely disseminated. This includes recommendations specifically on training and information sharing for health professionals involved in the care of people with allergies. We expect...

Scottish Parliament written answers — School Meals: School Meals (12 Apr 2005)

Euan Robson: The Scottish Executive does not at present issue national guidance for local authorities on accommodating children with food allergies on school trips. Likewise, the Executive does not issue national guidance for dealing with children suffering from peanut allergies. However, Hungry for Success, the Executive’s school food programme founded in the recommendations of the Expert Group on...

Severe Anaphylactic Shock - Question (26 May 2016)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: My noble friend is absolutely right: there has been a 5% increase in those suffering from allergies and half of all those affected are children. I think part of the reason for that increase in allergies being diagnosed is because diagnosis is now better. There are clinics are doing good work on making sure that allergies are well known by those who suffer from them, and that they are given...

Written Answers — Health: Allergy Services (13 Jul 2004)

John Hutton: ...used by the Department is per 100,000 population. The information requested is shown in the table. Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS) staff with a specialty in allergy—England, as at 30 September 2003 Allergy Number (headcount) Number 24 Doctors per 100,000 of the population(21) 0.48 (21) Population data is as at 2002 as present data is not...

Written Answers — Health: Anaphylaxis Campaign (18 Oct 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: ..., "Putting People at the Heart of Public Services" sets out the commitment that the NHS will build a responsive service tailored to the needs of people living with long-term conditions, including allergies. There are already a number of initiatives in place, which will improve outcomes and the quality of life of patients with long-term conditions. These include: The development of...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Food: Allergies (16 Oct 2007)

Nick Harvey: Food handlers working in the House of Commons Refreshment Department receive training on food allergy risks and control procedures as part of their food hygiene training. Over 250 staff have attended foundation or basic level training, and more than 10 per cent. of staff are further trained to intermediate or advanced level. Specific allergy awareness training was delivered to approximately...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (18 Dec 2000)

Susan Deacon: Information on the total number of allergy clinics across Scotland is not collected centrally. However, specialist allergy services are available in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow. On 13 November 2000, I announced publication of a major review of immunology and allergy services in Scotland, the main recommendation from which is for an increase in the number of consultant...

Anaphylactic Shock (13 Feb 2001)

John Denham: ...are admitted to hospital each year as a result of anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis is an acute, immune reaction needing urgent medical attention that may occur in children who suffer from severe allergies. When such severe allergies are diagnosed, the children concerned are made aware from a very early age of what they can and cannot eat or drink. I am happy to say that, in the majority of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (2 Nov 2005)

Andy Kerr: For the first time, allergy was recognised 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...

Written Answers — Health: Latex: Allergies (3 Dec 2012)

Norman Lamb: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued general advice on its website in relation to latex reactions (allergies) and medical devices, which can be found at the following address: www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Generalsafety informationandadvice/Product-specificinformationandadvice/Pr oduct-specificinformationandadvice-G-L/Latexre...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Penicillin: Allergies (14 Sep 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...of people diagnosed as being allergic to penicillin on an annual basis in England is not collected. In September 2014, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published Drug allergy: diagnosis and management of drug allergy in adults, children and young people. The guideline states that about 10% of the general population claim to have a penicillin allergy, but fewer...


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