Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th February 2018.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his Department’s policy to prioritise the production of NHS guidelines on the diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is managed within local allergy clinics commissioned by clinical commissioning groups. A list of allergy clinics can be obtained from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at:

http://www.bsaci.org/professionals/allergy-specialists

The Royal College of Physician’s Improving Quality in Allergy Services scheme at:

www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/improving-quality-allergy-services

Clinical guidelines are developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) or speciality based colleges and NHS England will ensure this topic is raised with NICE in relation to their consideration of future topics.

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