Primary Care Committee

Committed to Supporting and Developing Primary Care Allergy Services

The Primary Care Committee was started in 2007 and consists of general practitioners with a variety of backgrounds and training, to learn more about them click here. The present Chairperson is Matt Doyle.

We hope this website acts as a quick reference educational resource for the busy primary care worker seeing allergy patients and also as a forum for those with a specialist interest.

The Health and Social Care Act will place an emphasis on integrated care and patient experience measures.


  • To support GPs within the commissioning environment and show case examples of good practice
  • To reflect the needs of the primary care workforce
  • To support the development of GPwERs – documents currently under review
  • Representation on NICE guidelines, RCPCH guidelines and NASG advice on policy and integrated care
  • Liaise with stakeholders and allergy charities
  • Lobby for allergy to be included and represented adequately in the QOF and quality standards library
  • Help to develop a national network of GPs
  • Look at undergraduate and postgraduate training in allergy
  • Creation of allergy as clinical priority in RCGP with clinical champions and affiliation with RCGP
  • To support regional allergy training days via bursaries
  • Creation of educational materials for allergy
  • To help define quality care in general practice
  • To identify research needs in primary care and allergy
  • Support European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) primary care

Work in progress

  • BSACI Regional Primary Care Allergy Training Day Bursaries – for details on how members’ can apply click here, to see scheduled training days click here
  • GPwER – under review
  • Paperwork submitted to RCGP for consideration as spotlight project or clinical priority(2016).
  • Paperwork submitted to support need for more allergy in RCGP curriculum and the form this could take.
  • The translation of guidelines from secondary care to primary care
If you are a Primary care worker with an interest in allergy please contact our Training and Education Coordinator Marie Gibbs on [email protected] with details of your position and Centre in order for us to establish the regional interest in allergy nationwide.

For information on Primary Care Guidelines, please click here

Papers mentioned:
Department of Health. Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, UK 2010
Royal College of Physicians. Allergy : the unmet need. London RCP,2003.
Royal College of Physicians. Allergy  services: still not meeting the unmet need. London RCP,2010.
Haahtela T, von Hertzen L and Mäkelä M. Allergy Programme Working Group. Finnish Allergy programme 2008-2018 – time to act and change the course. Allergy 2008 63 (6): 634-45
Goodwin N, Smith J. Davies A, Perry C, Rosen R, Dixon A, Dixon J and Ham, C. Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together. The Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust (Access date: 31.05.12) Available at: 

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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Primary Care Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members declarations of interests are available on request.


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