Allergy UK is the leading national medical charity providing advice, information and support to people with allergies and food intolerance. Allergy UK acts as the 'voice' of allergy sufferers, representing the views and needs of those affected by this multi-organ disease.
The charity makes a difference through a dedicated helpline and network for sufferers. Allergy UK provides invaluable information and guidance to empower sufferers so that they can manage their symptoms and receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Allergy UK also helps to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions, as well as educating corporate bodies in the need for products suitable for allergy and food intolerance sufferers.
Allergy UK is continually seeking ways to improve the quality of life for people with allergy and intolerance. Here are just some of the ways that the charity can help:
Our helpline provides practical advice on managing your allergy and contact details of your local clinics.
We provide fact sheets on all common allergies and intolerances, as well as patient information leaflets. All our factsheets are certified as a quality provider of health and social care information by The Information Standard.
GPs and Primary Health Care services
We work closely with GPs and Primary Health Care services by providing up to date information and training in all aspects of allergy. Our Health Advisory Board can assist Primary Care staff needing specialist advice and our helpline advisors, where necessary.
Product Endorsement Schemes
Our Seal of Approval, The Allergy Friendly Products and the Allergy Friendly Services scheme are there to help consumers find suitable products to help manage their allergy.
We have a nationwide network of support contacts, who have been through the experience of living or caring for someone with an allergic condition. They are a dedicated group of people happy to offer advice and support to fellow sufferers.
Our translation cards help protect those with food allergies when travelling abroad and are available in 30 languages. The cards contain a tailored allergy alert message, an emergency message, and a card explaining your allergy for restaurants, to help you when eating out.
For more information visit: www.allergyuk.org or call the Allergy UK helpline: 01322 619898