Primary Care Group
Committed to Supporting and Developing Primary Care Allergy Services
The Primary Care Group was started in 2007 and is a multidisciplinary group. The
primary care committee consists of general practitioners with a variety
of backgrounds and training, practice nurses/specialist community nurses, a health visitor, a
paediatrician and a community dietitian, to learn more about them click here.The present Chairperson is Helen Howells.
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 GPWSI - documents currently under review
The translation of guidelines from secondary care to primary care
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
GPWSI – 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.
If you are a Primary care worker with an interest in allergy please
contact our Training and Education Coordinator Marie Gibbs on firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/future_forum_report.html
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