Paediatric allergy group

Dr Paul Turner – Chair of the Paediatric Committee

The Paediatric Allergy group was formed in July 2004. It is multidisciplinary and open to all BSACI members who share an active interest in the field of paediatric allergy. All healthcare professionals are invited to join. An open meeting is held once a year at the BSACI Annual Meeting.


Aim-The aim of the group is to improve the care of children with allergies and to promote the development and practice of paediatric allergy.

Members are actively involved in the clinical care of children as well as in research and development of new methods of investigation and treatment of allergic disease. The Committee works with the RCPCH to develop subspecialty training posts and supports the development of new consultant posts in paediatric allergy. Encouraging trainees to proceed in this field is a crucial function of the group. We support a network of Regional paediatric allergy interest groups. Members have represented paediatric allergy on the development of NICE guidelines for the management of eczema, food allergy, anaphylaxis and the Health Technology Assessments for Pharmalgen and Omalizumab. Members input into BSACI guideline development through the Standards of Care Committee and help with the programme at the annual meeting. We are working towards improving services for adolescents with allergy, improving the transition to adult services and developing a national audit of the use of immunotherapy in children with asthma. We have developed standards for paediatric allergy services (click to download)

Recent projects

  • Paediatric Allergy Services Survey – all trusts in the UK were sent a brief questionnaire establishing whether they provided paediatric allergy services. This was done as a Freedom of Information request, the result being that a response was received from every single trust in the UK. The great majority of these were providing paediatric allergy services and will be sent a more comprehensive questionnaire. To view a copy of the survey, please click here
  • Allergy Action Plans for children (Click to find out more and download plans) 

Following the 2006 Department of health review of allergy services, the RCPCH Research Division was commissioned to define care pathways for children with allergic symptoms. The care pathways have been developed to describe the optimal care for children with allergies and be found here.


This is an informal discussion group where clinical cases and issues relating to allergy service management are discussed.
If you would like to join the group, please e.mail the moderator Dr Diab Haddad on stating the following;

1.    Job title and location
2.    Postal address
3.    Relationship to paediatric allergy


The committee comprises:

Role Title First Name Surname
Chair Dr Paul Turner
Secretary Dr Kate Swan
Past Chair Professor. Adam Fox
CSAC: Chair Dr Scott Hackett
Allergy training advisor Dr Sian Ludman
Assessment advisor Dr Gary Stiefel
Trainee Representative Dr Liz Powell
BPAIIG Representative Professor. Graham Roberts
BPAIIG Representative Dr Maeve Kelleher
Secondary Care Dr Nick Makwana
Adolescent services & transition Dr Claudia Gore
Adolescent services & transition Professor. Hasan Arshad
BSACI Adult allergy group Dr Adam Fox
BSACI Adult allergy group Dr Claudia Gore
Specialist services commissioning Dr Susan Leech
BSACI Allergy Update Dr Tak Chin
PAG e. group, Twitter Dr George Du Toit
Website Dr  Ellie Minshall
Academic Representative Professor. Graham Roberts
Academic Representative Dr Paul Turner
MCRN, Allergy, Immunology and ID CSG Dr Susan Leech
Anaphylaxis deaths registry Dr Vibha Sharma
Nursing Representative Alyson Barber
Dietetic Representative Rosalynd Gourgey
Dietetic Representative (email only) Carina Venter
Dietetic Representative (email only) Tanya Wright
Dietetic Representative (email only) Dr Rosan Meyer
SOCC Dr Andy Clark
SOCC Dr Susan Leech
BSACI Annual Conference Dr Kate Swan
EAACI Paediatric Section Dr George Du Toit
Professor. Graham Roberts
Dr Lauri-Ann Van Der Poel
ETC Paediatric allergology Dr Susan Leech
Training Centres
St Mary’s, London Dr Claudia Gore
Southampton Dr Mich Lajeunesse
Southampton Professor. Graham Roberts
Guys and St Thomas’ Trust, London Dr Helen Brough
Newcastle Dr Gillian Vance
Cambridge Dr Andy Clark
Leicester Dr Gary Stiefel
Manchester Dr Vibha Sharma
Sheffield Dr Nicola Jay
Kings, London Dr Nicola Brathwaite
St Georges, London Dr Michael Perkin
Royal London Dr Antony Aston
Royal London Dr Lee Noimark

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