Patient Resources

If you are a patient (or the parent of a patient) with a known or suspected allergy, you may find the links here useful in order to manage the allergic disease. The number of people suffering from allergic disease has increased dramatically over the last 20 – 30 years and there are a multitude of websites offering advice and support. We have linked to those which are reputable and up to date.

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals.

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK.  We provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.

British Dietetic Association

The British Dietetic Association, established in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians.

Emerade

Emerade is an adrenaline auto-injector used for the emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to foods, medicines or insect stings. It can also be used for exercise induced anaphylaxis. If you experience anaphylaxis, use your Emerade immediately.

Epipen

EpiPen (Adrenaline) Auto-Injector.

Government Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK. We work with businesses to help them produce safe food, and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.

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Improve the patient pathway for all children with allergic conditions by earlier recognition, accurate diagnosis and effective management. This will be achieved by increasing the clinical knowledge, diagnostic and management skills through training and the building of professional networks across the care settings.

Jext

Jext is a single-use adrenaline auto-injector. Each Jext injects a premeasured single dose of adrenaline for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.

Kids with Food Allergies

We keep children with food allergies safe and healthy by educating their families. In addition, we host the largest online support community for families raising children with food allergies - and it's free to join and participate!

Medicalert

MedicAlert ID bracelets, necklaces and watches help make sure that you receive fast, relevant treatment in an emergency.

NICE Guidance – Testing for food allergy in children and young people: a parent’s guide

This information explains the advice about testing for food allergy in children and young people that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 116.

Talk Health
Talk Allergy

talkhealth is one of the UK’s leading online social health communities, providing FREE interactive support and information on a wide range of health conditions and subjects. It is a platform for you to ‘have your say’ on current health issues and a place to find in-depth and trusted information. talkhealth allows you the opportunity to take control in decisions concerning your health and wellbeing in a positive way. We offer specific health hubs that have indepth information on each condition, such as eczema and allergy.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign

The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.