Adult Allergy Committee - BSACI

Adult Allergy Committee

The role of BSACI Adult Allergy Committee (AAC) is to provide a focus for issues relating to adult allergy services, education and research as part of the Society’s overarching mission to improve the care of patients with allergies. The committee was established to provide a forum for discussion and promote the following objectives:

Allergy Services

  • To support the development of allergy networks (hub and spoke models etc)
  • To work with PAC to develop and establish transitional allergy services for adolescents with allergy.
  • To contribute to discussions about the IQAS programme.
  • To support allergists in the implementation of specialist commissioning at a local and national level.


Protocol development

  • To support the development of care pathways for common conditions seen in the adult allergy clinic.
  • To propose topics for the development of protocols and guidelines (via SOCC) and to engage in the development of guidance and SOPs, where needed.
  • To work with Food Allergy & Intolerance Group of the British Dietetic Association to discuss position statements, diet/advice sheets and food challenge protocols focussed on adult food allergy and intolerance.


Audit & Research

  • Forum for Audit & Research within adult allergy.


Training & Education

  • To support trainees and workforce planning in order to develop NHS allergy services with equity of access for patients across the country.
  • To work with the Clinical Immunology Committee and Allergy SACs for training programmes

Members of the Adult Allergy Committee are as follows:

The committee comprises:

Role First Name Surname
Co-chair Paul Ciclitira
Co-chair Allergy Network Representative Steve Jenkins
Allergy SAC Representative Elizabeth Griffiths
Immunology SAC representative Patrick Yong
UK Drug Allergy Network representative Sophie Farooque
Research representative Olympia Tsilochristou
IQAS representative Nasreen Khan
Paediatric and transitional care representative Claudia Gore
Primary Care Representative Fola Yusuff
Trainee representative Kavitha Sooriyakumar
Trainee representative Neha Christian
Nursing representative Deborah Hughes
Dietetic representative Hannah Hunter
Respiratory Physician Jennie Gane
Leyla Pur
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Frust Peter Kewin
Adult Allergy Rubaiyat Haque
Respiratory Physician Veeresh Patil

Committee Governance 

BSACI Terms of Reference (ToR) define the purpose and structure of each BSACI committee. It outlines how we appoint committee members and chairs of which a job description for the chair is below.

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Adult Allergy Committee Terms of Reference

Committee declaration of interests are available on request.


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