University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust (Southampton Children’s Hospital) Children’s Allergy Clinic

We were accredited as a National Centre of Excellence by the World Allergy Organization in 2014 and again in 2022.

We offer a full range of specialist allergy services for infants and children up to the age of 18.

Food allergy clinics and our food challenge service are supported by specialist paediatric dietician and clinical psychology services.

Skin prick testing is performed in clinic at the same appointment (stop antihistamine 4 days beforehand).

Food challenges, immunotherapy and drug testing and challenges on our day ward.

Peanut immunotherapy is available (private only at present, not NHS). 

We have a full range of co-located paediatric specialist services including, Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Rheumatology.

We work closely with the specialist adult allergy team and have a transition program for adolescents who require ongoing specialist care.

We have an active program of research into childrens allergies and their causes, and conduct trials of new treatments.

We also teach other healthcare professionals on the Allergy MSc, University of Southampton as well as at national and international conferences and training days.

Children Seen By

  • Paediatrician (Allergist); Paediatrician (General); Clinical Nurse Specialist; Dietician

Immunotherapy

  • Immunotherapy For Pollen
  • Immunotherapy For Non Pollen Inhalents
  • Immunotherapy For Venom
  • What Routes Of Immunotherapy Are Available: Both

Service

Age Group

  • Anaphylaxis
    Children only
  • Asthma
    Children only
  • Desensitisation / Immunotherapy
    Children only
  • Drug Allergy with Challenge
    Children only
  • Eczema
    Children only
  • Food Allergy
    Children only
  • General Anaesthetic Allergy
    Children only
  • Latex Allergy
    Children only
  • Occupational Allergy
    Children only
  • Pollen
    Children Only
  • Regular Challenge Sessions
    Children only
  • Regular Day Case Sessions
    Children only
  • Rhinitis
    Children only
  • Urticaria / Angioedema
    Children only
  • Venom Allergy
    Children only

Lead Consultants

Specialism

  • Dr Mich Erlewyn-Lajeunesse
    Paediatric Allergy & Immunology

Consultants

Specialism

  • Prof Graham Roberts
    Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Medicine
  • Dr Emma Grainger-Allen
    Paediatrics with a specialist interest in Allergy
  • Dr Mark Alderton
    Paediatrics with a specialist interest in Allergy
  • Dr Stephanie Cross
    Paediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Dr Louise Young
    Paediatric Anaesthetist

Health Professionals

Specialism

  • Ms Chrissie Wilkes Holmes
    Paediatric Allergy & Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Ms Tess Grainger
    Allergy Nurse
  • Ms Sally Ann Denton
    Lead Paediatric Dietician
  • Ms Isabelle Brady
    Paediatric Dietician
  • Ms Sara Dawson
    Paediatric Dietician
  • Jo Vernazza
    Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Jane Johnston
    Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nikki Lancaster
    Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Lindsay Brown
    Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Joan Gavin
    Paediatric Dietician
  • Dr Mary Halsey
    Psychology
Announcement

BSACI Global Allergy Online Symposium 2023

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