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Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Children (1 Jul 2014)

Daniel Poulter: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline, Food allergy in children and young people, published in 2011, sets out best practice on the care treatment and support for children and young people with food allergy. NICE clinical guidelines are designed to support healthcare professionals in their work, but they do not replace their knowledge and skills and...

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

Yvette Cooper: Reliable data are not available for the precise incidence of potentially fatal food allergy. Most allergic reactions to food are mild, although reactions can be severe, even life threatening in a small number of cases. The food most commonly associated with fatal food allergic reactions is peanuts. In the UK, a recent study published in the British Medical Journal has shown that 1 in 200...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (8 Sep 2003)

Stephen Ladyman: The information requested is not centrally collected. Waiting list data are collected according to the type of specialist the patient is due to see and therefore the number of allergy sufferers waiting for treatment are not separately identifiable as they may be included in a range of specialist waiting lists. However, all patients for consultant led hospital treatment, including those with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Clinical Ecology (9 Mar 1982)

Kenneth Clarke: I am sure that it is a serious problem, but treatment is widely available for allergies of all sorts within the National Health Service at hospitals throughout Britain. Many consultants are members of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, which has 400 members. There is nothing to stop the area health authorities from improving provision in their localities and I am sure...

Diet and Behaviour (17 Jul 2002)

Lord Addington: My Lords, as there is clear evidence that certain types of food allergy lead not only to adverse physical reactions but to adverse emotional reactions, are the Government considering the cases of people who have bouts of violent behaviour that are unrelated to alcohol or substance misuse? Could not those cases be related to some form of food allergy? If so, that would provide an easy way to...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (22 Nov 2007)

Dawn Primarolo: An account of the allergy research funded by the Department is given in the written memorandum of evidence we submitted to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into allergy. The memorandum was published on 26 September 2007 as part of the Committee's report (HL Paper 166-11). Copies are available in the Library. Further information will be contained in the Government...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Health Services (4 Mar 2008)

Ann Keen: The Department has commissioned Skills for Health to work with stakeholders to develop national occupational standards (NOS) for staff working with allergy. The NOS will be: informed by best practice in delivery of health care with allergy; based on patient-led standards ensuring high standards; and a relevant resource for the four countries of the United Kingdom and encompass the expressed...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Health Services (26 Jun 2008)

Ann Keen: In the Government's response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology report on Allergy we announced our intention to consider whether a pilot allergy centre was the best way forward. We have since written to all strategic health authorities inviting declarations of interest in leading this process. We are also continuing to consult stakeholders, including...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (29 Oct 2002)

Malcolm Chisholm: ..., has responsibility for encouraging and supporting research into health and health care needs in Scotland. The CSO is not currently directly funding any research projects on the causes of allergies. The CSO is primarily a response mode funder and would be pleased to consider proposals for research into the causes of allergies which would be subject to the usual peer and committee review.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Fast-food Industry (Public Health Responsibility Deal) (22 Oct 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: I welcome the Minister to her new post. I do not suppose she has yet had time to look at the authoritative international study of asthma and allergies in childhood, which shows a clear link between the consumption of fast food and asthma and allergies. The Government, however, have refused to discuss that with the public health responsibility partners. When will the Government start to take...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (13 May 2008)

Shona Robison: This information is not held centrally. Information from across NHS boards indicates that food allergies and intolerances are dealt with by many specialists including consultant dermatologists, immunologists, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists, dieticians, paediatricians with special interests and general practitioners with special interests. In addition there are also nurse...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Medical Treatments (5 Feb 2009)

Dawn Primarolo: ...Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), with advice from the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), to assess a medicinal product intended for desensitisation as a treatment for allergy (allergen immunotherapy). The products will need to establish quality, safety, efficacy and a favourable benefit:risk profile, as for any medicinal product. Neither the MHRA nor the CHM...

Written Answers — Health: Food Allergies (11 Jun 2002)

Hazel Blears: Data are not available for the prevalence of food allergy by individual year. The number of individuals suffering allergic reactions to food in the developed countries of the western world appears to be on the increase, which is in line with increases seen in other atopic diseases such as hay fever and asthma. In the UK general population, the calculated prevalence of adverse reactions to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Allergies (22 Mar 2021)

Vicky Ford: ...at School’ makes it clear to schools what is expected of them in taking reasonable steps to fulfil their legal obligations and to meet the needs of pupils with medical conditions, including allergies. The guidance provides advice on a range of areas including staff training, administration of medicines and consulting with parents. The guidance is available here:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (15 Nov 2021)

Maggie Throup: The UK Health Security Agency’s Green Book provides advice for clinicians to assess individuals with a history of allergy who may suffer a reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. It also sets out how second dose vaccinations may be considered for those who experienced a reaction to the first. The advice has been developed with the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Allergy Services (20 Jul 2006)

Ivan Lewis: We have today published the report of the Department of Health review of services for allergy, which the Government undertook to carry out in its response (Cm 6433, January 2005) to the Health Committee report on the provision of allergy services (November 2004). The report has been placed in the Library and it is available on the Department of Health website at:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Nutrition (16 Jan 2020)

Michelle Donelan: Food allergies can be complex and worrying for parents and because of their complexity, it would not be appropriate for the department to legislate that food providers cater for all dietary requirements. However, through legislation, the minimum standards for school food have been set out. Guidance for schools is available on gov.uk at:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (20 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: ...from Pfizer. These novel treatments may be used to treat individuals who do not respond to the vaccine, such as immunocompromised groups, as well as those who are unable to take the vaccine due to allergies. Molnupiravir is now available to clinically eligible patients through a new national study. Participants will be randomly selected and will still be able to access any other National...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (16 Mar 2009)

Ann Keen: The following table provides data from the NHS Information Centre on finished admission episodes in 1997-98 to 2007-08 where the primary diagnosis is specific to food allergies. Count of admissions to hospital where the primary diagnosis is specific to food allergies in 1997-98 to 2007-08, activity in English NHS hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector ...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (7 Sep 2010)

Andrew Lansley: Yes I will gladly do that. I have had the privilege and pleasure of visiting the specialist allergy service at my local hospital, Addenbrooke's, one of a small number across the country. I think it was the House of Lords Select Committee that produced an excellent report on allergy services, and I hope that this is one of those areas where clinical relationships between GPs and hospital...


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