Online clinic on food allergies 2014

09-15Apr2014

From 9 - 15 April 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Allergy Academy, Action Against Allergy, Allergy UK and MedicAlert to present an Online Clinic on food allergies.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

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The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding food allergies,symptoms, treatments and what to do if you or someone else has a reaction and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

  • Rachel De Boer

    Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

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  • Dr Helen Brough

    Children’s Allergy Consultant - MSc Allergy, MA (Hons,) MB BS,...

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  • Dr. Chun-Han Chan

    Senior Scientific Officer, Food Allergy Branch, Food Standards A...

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  • Dr Adam Fox

    MA(Hons), MD, MSc, MB, BS, DCH, FRCPCH, FHEA, Dip Allergy

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  • Maureen Jenkins

    Director of Clinical Services for Allergy UK - BSc (Hons); RN; N...

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  • Carina Venter

    Chair of the BDA's Food Allergy and Intolerance Specialist Group

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CLINIC SPONSORS

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Visit us at www.ilumiworld.com and feel the benefit of allergen aware convenience.

CHARITY PARTNERS

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them. Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them. Campaigning for expert diagnosis and treatment to be available to all through the National Health Service.

Their ‘Find a Doctor’ service provides personalised advice on the nearest allergy specialist and membership benefits include an informative journal three times a year. In addition, information packs and leaflets covering the whole spectrum of allergy-related illness are available.

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Allergy Academy

Allergy Academy is an initiative of King's College London and was formed as a response to the shortcomings in Allergy education highlighted by the House of Lords report into UK Allergy Services.Allergy Academy is an initiative of King's College London and was formed as a response to the shortcomings in Allergy education highlighted by the House of Lords report into UK Allergy Services.

The aim of the Academy is to deliver high quality educational opportunities and provide a broad based, comprehensive programme that will serve the full range of people who are currently demanding it – patients, parents, nurses, dieticians, general and specialist physicians.

The Academy programme is focused on offering practical courses which will help develop the practice of the large number of different health care professionals who deal with allergic patients every day.

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Allergy UK

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 a certified member of The Information Standard, which is an independent certification scheme for health and social care information supported by the Department of Health.

For more information visit: www.allergyuk.org or call the Allergy UK helpline: 01322 619898

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MedicAlert

MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergiesMedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergies. Situated on the pulse points, it displays the international medical symbol to quickly identify your condition and speed up treatment in an emergency. Because every moment matters.

MedicAlert members benefit from peace of mind that goes far beyond their bracelet. Their conditions are reviewed by medically trained staff, who prioritise the text engraved on each piece of jewellery. A detailed medical record is also held in MedicAlert's secure database, which can be accessed 24/7 by emergency responders.

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