Luton and Dunstable Hospital - General Paediatric, Dermatology and ENT allergy clinic

GP Referrals are directed to appropriate consultant depending on the predominant allergic symptom. On further assessment if input from other specialist is needed patient is internally referred.

Children services—-We provide facility for Skin prick test, modified skin prick tests, Specific IgE, Food challenge, lung function tests, patch, photo patch testing and short contact testing. All the tests are provided by trained nursing staff.
Children services are provided in Paediatric outpatients. Trained nurses in the paediatric outpatients are performing skin prick tests, spirometry, blood tests and other tests as required and are also providing adrenalin auto injector training.There is a designated day ward for Paediatric food challenges. There is facility for investigating simple drug and venom allergy. No facility for desensitisation available at present. Where required, for highly complex patients, the team will consult tertiary allergy centre.

There is a Paediatric and adult dietetic support. The allergy plan for individual child is shared with community teams and school nursing service.

Adults
There is no designated Adult allergist. Dermatologist and ENT surgeon examine and investigate adults in adult outpatient area. The respiratory physicians look after asthma in adults. There is no immunologist at L & D hospital. Patients are referred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital or other allergy centre.

Children Seen By

  • Paediatrician (General)

Immunotherapy

  • What Routes Of Immunotherapy Are Available: None

Service

Age Group

  • Anaphylaxis
    Adults & Children
  • Asthma
    Adults & Children
  • Drug Allergy Without Challenge
    Adults & Children
  • Eczema
    Adults & Children
  • Food Allergy
    Children only
  • Latex Allergy
    Adults & Children
  • Regular Challenge Sessions
    Children only
  • Regular Day Case Sessions
    Children only
  • Rhinitis
    Adults & Children
  • Urticaria / Angioedema
    Adults & Children

Lead Consultants

Specialism

  • Dr Adler
    Consultant Paediatrician (Respiratory medicine)

Consultants

Specialism

  • Dr De Silva
    Consultant Dermatologist (Adults, children and skin patch testingin adults)
  • Miss Panesar
    Consultant ENT surgeon(Adults and children)
  • Dr Ashworth
    Consultant Paediatrician (Gastroenterology and food allergy)
  • Dr Rajkowski
    Consultant Paediatrician (Food allergy)
  • Dr A Modi
    Consultant Paediatrician (Food Allergy,eczema, oral allergy syndrome)

Health Professionals

Specialism

  • Ms Ana Roxas
    Paediatric Staff Nurse (Paediatric Skin prick test)
  • Ms Samantha Clough
    Paediatric Staff Nurse (Paediatric Food challenges)
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