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Anaphylaxis: Senior coroner calls for national leadership and research to prevent deaths

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 19 April 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p895
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A senior coroner has demanded action from the UK government to prevent more patients dying from anaphylaxis, after the death of a teenager following a routine tonsillectomy.

Heidi Connor, senior coroner for Berkshire, has sent a regulation 28 report to prevent future deaths to Steve Barclay, health and social care secretary for England, after an inquest into the death of Alexandra Briess, 17.1

Alexandra, described by the coroner as a “bright and well loved” young woman who …

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