Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Contact number: 01772 522130
Members of the team on the photo from left to right: CNS Margarida Nicolaiu, CNS Loveness Kusaloka, Miss Julie Catlow, Mrs Rosemary Hughes, Dr Pavaladurai Vijayadurai, SN Carole Stickland, Dr Haggar Elbashir, SN Christopher Wylie, Ms Leanne Hall, Ms Donna Hutt, Dr Georgios Gkimpas, Ms Rebecca Brierley, CNS Kathryn Haworth, Dr Ariharan Anantharachagan
Welcome to Department of Allergy & Clinical Immunology at Royal Preston Hospital - we offer a comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of patients with Allergy and primary immunodeficiencies.
Click on a consultant to see more information.
Dr H Elbashir, Immunology Specialist Registrar
Ms Kathryn Haworth
Ms Margarida Nicolaiu
Ms Loveness Kusaloka
Mrs Rebecca Brierley
Mrs Donna Hutt
Mrs Rosemary Hughes
Miss Julie Catlow
Mrs Tracey Wells
How to get in touch:
If you wish to contact us, you can phone the Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department on 01772 522130.
The Allergy & Clinical Immunology Department is based at Royal Preston Hospital. Our offices are located at the pathology department.
The Allergy team provides services for the following conditions:
- Seasonal Rhinitis (hay fever)
- Rhinitis due to dust mites, pets, or other allergies
- Allergic swelling (Angioedema)
- Food allergy (immediate type, like a peanut allergy)
- Antibiotic and other drug allergies
- Anaesthetic allergies
- Bee or wasp sting allergies
- Latex allergy
- Our Immunodeficiency Services offer a range of diagnoses and treatments for different immunological conditions, these are:
- Diagnosis and treatment of patients with Primary Antibody Deficiency and C1 Inhibitor Deficiency (both hereditary and acquired)
- A home therapy training programme for Subcutaneous and Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Immunodeficiency, C1 Inhibitor Replacement Therapy, and/or Icatibant Therapy for Hereditary Angioedema
- The investigation of patients with suspected immune deficiency, recurrent infections and other immunological conditions (complement deficiency, combined immunodeficiency, and Di George Syndrome)
- Our Clinics
Outpatient clinics at Royal Preston Hospital
Adult allergy clinics for new patients are held weekly in Fulwood and Garstang Outpatients at the Royal Preston Hospital, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Challenge clinic for drug allergy and food allergy testing (adults), every fourth Wednesday of the month.
Adult allergy follow-up clinics are held weekly in Fulwood and Garstang Outpatients at the Royal Preston Hospital, every Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Friday.
Nurse-led clinic for Desensitisation Immunotherapy (adults), normally Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Nurse-led clinic for Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, normally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Nurse Led Adrenaline Pen Review Clinic (APRC) on Friday morning.
Outpatient clinics at Royal Preston Hospital
New patient clinics (adults) are held weekly in Fulwood and Garstang outpatients, every Wednesday morning
Follow-up clinics (adults) are held weekly in Fulwood and Garstang outpatients, every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon
Nurse-led clinic for immunoglobulin infusions as well as home therapy training for immunoglobulin replacement, and for the injectable medications used by Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) patients (adults), either on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
- Please note that some of our outpatient clinics are currently being held through Virtual platforms (telephone and video clinics)
- Allergy and Immunology Leaflets
- How to refer to our service
- General Practitioners can refer through the Choose and Book system.
- Referrals letters from the hospital may be addressed directly to one of the consultants for review.
Phone: 01772 522130
Postal address: Immunology, Pre-op corridor, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9HT
- Referral Pathways and Guidance
If you would like to refer a patient with a suspected anaesthetic anaphylaxis, please also fill in the below form with your accompanying letter. Ideally this form needs to be filled out by the Anaesthetist who was involved, when the suspected allergic reaction occurred.
- Helpful links for Allergy & Clinical Immunology information
Anaphylaxis campaign (patient support)
British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology
European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Find an Immunologist (directory of UK immunology clinics)
Primary Immune Deficiency- UK (patient support and information)
International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiency
Immune Deficiency Foundation (US-based information)
Jeffrey Modell Foundation (US-based patient support)
HAE UK (support for patients with HAE)
UK PIPS (support for patientd with antibody deficiency)
Chronic Granulomatous Disease Society
Max Appeal (support for patients with DiGeorge Syndrome)
UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network
British Society for Immunology
European Society for Immunodeficiencies