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Letters Call to prevent anaphylaxis deaths

Reporting anaphylaxis deaths to UK Fatal Anaphylaxis Registry (UKFAR)

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 25 May 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p1195
  1. Vibha Sharma, custodian,
  2. Tomaz Garcez, co-investigator,
  3. Cassandra Shilladay, co-investigator,
  4. Andrew Parkes, co-investigator,
  5. Richard Pumphrey, co-investigator
  1. UK Fatal Anaphylaxis Registry, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  1. vibha.sharma{at}

The UK Fatal Anaphylaxis Registry (UKFAR) thanks The BMJ for highlighting the regulation 28 report to prevent future deaths on Alexandra Briess, aged 17,1 and its ramifications for the wider medical community.

Financial assistance and information sharing is required for UKFAR to function effectively. The reporting of anaphylaxis fatalities to UKFAR is not mandatory. There is a common law legal basis in place …

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