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The Scottish Allergy Network


In Scotland we have the Children and Young People’s Allergy Network Scotland (CYANS), a national managed clinical network with representation from diverse professional groups and academics across Scotland, as well as patient groups including Asthma UK. 

Our website is http://www.cyans.org.uk/

We have published Recommendations for Anaphylaxis Management for Children and Young People 2012,and CYANS Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in Children and Young People 2013 .

Steering group meets 4 times a year.

We hold an annual education day in Stirling that attracts over a 100 delegates. 

We participated in a Lunch event at this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival. 

Current projects, managed by a number of working groups, include:  

1. Publication of guidance (including patient information) on milk, egg and nut allergies. 
2. A database of anaphylaxis cases. 
3. Website aimed at providing information to patients and families. 
4. Piloting an allergy education package aimed at primary care, with both online and face to face components.
5. Transition pathway 
6. Referral to secondary care pathway



Contact Dr Adrian Sie, Professor Jürgen Schwarze - CYANS Lead Clinician Margaret Kelman - Allergy Advisor E-Mail margaretkelman@nhs.net Miriam Remally - CYANS Administrator E-Mail miriam.remally@nhs.net to obtain further details.

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