Intended for healthcare professionals


Prioritise allergies with better training for doctors and a national tsar, says report

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 27 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2621
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

A national focus is needed on the potential dangers of allergies, including the appointment of a national clinical leader for allergy and better training for doctors on dealing with the issue.

These are the conclusions of a report1 from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy, published on 27 October in conjunction with the National Allergy Strategy Group.

Around a third of people, more than 20 million in the UK, have an allergy related disorder, and the new report calls for an influential “national clinical director for allergy” to be appointed to implement a new national strategy aimed at helping people affected by allergic disease.

Foods, drugs, and insect stings can cause fatal and near fatal reactions, and such incidents have been increasing …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription