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Senior doctors criticise government report on allergy treatment

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:220
  1. Paul Dinsdale
  1. London

    Doctors' leaders have criticised a report on the treatment of allergies by the Department of Health in England for not proposing strong enough action to improve services.

    The report places the onus on family doctors, who, it says, need to be better trained in the detection and treatment of allergies, and it proposes that they work with the medical royal colleges to this end.

    The Department of Health's report follows a year long review, which was prompted by calls from the parliamentary health select committee in 2004 for better services for allergy.

    Around a third of the population …

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