Care For People Living With Allergic Disease

Posted on: 17th January 2012

Andrew George has signed EDM2598. Motion reads: “That this House welcomes the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on assessment and referral following emergency treatment for anaphylaxis and its aim to improve levels of care for those living with allergic disease; expresses concern that despite this guideline, the previously published guideline on diagnosing food allergy in children and numerous reports from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, there is still an enormous, unacceptable gap between patient need and service provision because there is a lack of education amongst health care professionals in primary care and very few posts across the country for allergy specialists; acknowledges the National Allergy Strategy Group’s estimate that around five million people have an allergy severe enough to require specialist care; and calls for more allergy specialist posts to be created in the NHS, for the Department of Health to state that effective commissioning of allergy services should be a priority and for allergy education to be included in GP training to enable effective referral and management of less severe allergies in primary care.”