Our Allergy Service

What we do: We investigate, diagnose and treat adults with to a wide range of allergic diseases, from hay fever to anaphylaxis.  Our Allergy service offers a holistic approach to allergy care, follow-up and aftercare.

Allergy Service provided include: Conditions investigated, diagnosed and treated at Preston Royal Hospital

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Seasonal (Hay Fever)- severe that is resistant to drug therapy
    • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Food Allergy
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Latex Allergy
  • Mast Cell Diseases (including Mastocytosis)
  • Oral Allergy Syndrome
  • Urticaria
    • Acute (lasting <6 weeks)
    • Chronic (lasting >6 weeks)
  • Venom Anaphylaxis

We do not see patients with chronic diseases that do not have a proven link with allergy /immunology, like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity,  or irritable bowel syndrome.

Aims & Objective of our Allergy Service

(as recommended by the NHS Commissioning Board):

Our Allergy Service aims to provide:

  • A high quality, accessible and sustainable service for patients with severe and complex allergies that meets the needs of the people of Lancashire & south Cumbria Zone of North West England
  • A service that will improve both life expectancy and quality of life for adults with asthma
  • Excellent, holistic, multidisciplinary care for patients with allergic diseases, according to best practice guidelines defined by authoritative bodies, and working towards accreditation through IQAS Improving Quality of Allergy Service)
  • The expertise required for the investigation, clinical assessment, treatment and management of patients with suspected and established allergic diseases.
  • Equity of access to best practice standards, based on current guidelines for diagnosis and management of patients with allergic diseases and complications
  • Integrated care with primary, secondary, and other care providers.
  • Care addressing the individual needs for control of allergy, including self-administration/home therapy and offer immunotherapy when indicated

 

Allergy & Clinical immunology Outpatient Service

Day

Clinic

Location (Preston Royal Hospital)

Tuesday am

Allergy new patients

OPD (Fulwood)

Tuesday am

Immunotherapy

Injections: Vaccines & Omaluzimab

OPD

Tuesday pm

Allergy & immunodeficiency  follow up

Immunotherapy

OPD

Wednesday am

Allergy new patient

OPD

Wednesday am

Nurse-led Immunotherapy, Vaccines,  & Omaluzimab

 

Wednesday All day

 (2nd Wed. in every month)

Oral (drug & food) Challenge Day Case

 

 

Immunodeficiency follow up

OPD

Wednesday am

Immunodeficiency patients (new)

OPD

Wednesday pm

Allergy patient  (new)

OPD

Wednesday pm

Infusion

 

Thursday am

(2nd and 4th )

Infusion

 

Thursday am (1st, 3rd, & 5th )

Adrenaline Autoinjector Clinic

 

Thursday am

Allergy new patient

OPD

Friday am

Allergy follow up

OPD