In the face of a major shift in practice due to COVID-19, it is vital for specialist allergy and immunology services to develop a robust local strategy that will allow provision of services to patients with allergic and immunological conditions in a safe and effective manner, making efficient use of the limited resources we have, while protecting the health of patients and staff.  As a result we have been working on this ‘Service Recovery Document’  document which outlines some general principles which may be helpful in developing ways to achieve this locally, taking into account the complex nature of specialist service provision.


BSACI Service Recovery Document Version 1 – 29/06/2020 


A survey was distributed by IQAS and QPIDS, to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on allergy and immunology services.  The responses came from all around the country and are below for each service.  BSACI would like to thank Andrew Whyte and in particular Professor M. Thirumala Krishna (IQAS Clinical Lead), Dr Claire Bethune (QPIDS Clinical Lead), and the RCP team for coordinating the survey and collating the results.

Adult Allergy Survey results

Adult Immunology Survey results

Paediatric Allergy Survey results

Paediatric Immunology Survey results

Please see below a list of COVID-19 resources from the BSACI

 
Allergy In the Post COVID-19 World Webinar 2, Monday 29th June

Allergy In the Post COVID-19 World webinar 1 Monday 1st June

MODIFICATIONS FOR ADULT ALLERGY SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

MODIFICATIONS FOR PAEDIATRIC ALLERGY SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Coronavirus and Allergies – Frequently asked Questions & Answers  (updated 25.05.2020)

Allergy in ICD-11 NL12 Newsletter

The Royal College of Physcians ‘Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with pandemic’

RCPsych  - Top ten messages for supporting healthcare staff during the COVID – 19 Pandemic  

BAD Guidance for Managing Urticaria Patients on Omalizumab during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

BAD - Dermatology Advice Regarding Immunosuppressed Patients: Adults, Paediatrics and Young People 

 Useful sites and Information relating to Covid-19
Royal Colleges:




Latest COVID-19 guidance from the RCGP

 Diseases:



British Society of Gastroenterology

 Patient organisations:




Wellbeing:  

 RCPCH

 Support from the BSACI Nurses group to BSACI nursing members

 



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