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Allergy services in England and Wales need better leadership to develop

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3321 (Published 24 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3321
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The Department of Health should designate a strategic health authority as a single lead to act as a national resource and drive improvements in care of people with allergies in England and Wales, a report has recommended.

    Too many doctors who treat patients with allergies are still working in isolation and lack clear leadership and incentives, such as inclusion in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, which rewards GPs for the care they provide, says the report from the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists.

    The report says that “leadership is essential for allergy services to develop and begin to attain …

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