GRAN was formed in 2017 and is chaired by Dr Rubaiyat Haque. The broad aims of the network are as follows:
Membership is not limited to a local region, but open to anyone willing to travel to London for meetings which take place 3 times a year.
The NWACIN includes all services providing Allergy and Immunology care in the North West of England:
Our network was established to allow for collaborative work between the allergy and immunology services across the North West:
This group currently is comprised of hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, clinical scientists, dieticians and other staff who are working within the field of Allergy and Immunology in the North of England. Hospital-based staff are based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and St James Hospital in Leeds. The network is supported by an academic unit for clinical immunology which is facilitating research into PID, autoinflammatory disorders and allergy.
Meetings are held 3-4 times per year and comprise of presentations, case discussions, guideline reviews and audit relating to the care of adult patients with allergic and immunological conditions. In addition, patient organisations have been invited to update the group on the valuable work that they do. Please do contact us if you are interested in learning more about what we do.
Hospitals which make up the Network:-
University Hospital, Southampton
Cardiff University Hospitals
Plymouth Hospitals, NHS Trust
University Hospitals, Bristol
There are approximately 30 members within this network. All AHC professionals, nurses, scientists, trainees and medics are welcome to join
Please see examples of meeting content below:-
Written protocols are shared and utilised within the network, examples are given below:-
These protocols are usually developed locally at each site.
This group is currently made up of health care professionals from Sheffield NGH and SCH (childrens), Leicester RI and Glenfield, Nottingham QMC, Scunthorpe General and Hull Royal Infirmiary. All AHC professionals, nurses, scientists, trainees and medics are welcome to attend. Currently the membership stands at 50.
Meetings take place quarterly and rotate between Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Leicester and Nottingham with approximately 20-30 members attending each one. There is an annual joint meeting with SYPAG (South Yorkshire Paediatric Allergy Group) which takes place in March. All meetings are minuted and posted to TRIAC Google site and WordPress guideline pages.
Types of activity which take place at these meetings include:-
• Guideline and info sheet development
• Regional and national updates re-commissioning
• Immunology and allergy cases
• Joint TRIAC wide audit data presentations
• Best practice presentation – e.g. Paediatric transition
• QPIDS and IQAAS accreditation issues
Written protocols have been developed by TRIAC expert consensus and evidence review and these are utilised within the group. Examples of the types of protocol used are as follows:-
• Compendium of Primary Immunodeficiency
• Allergy Guideline development programme – currently penicillin allergy
TRIAC welcomes new members
Includes allergy services from the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. Meet three times a year to discuss commissioning, service developments, accreditation and share policies and protocols. Also, discuss clinical cases across the spectrum of allergy.
The meetings will rotate between the two hospitals
University Hospitals Birmingham, Sandwell and West Birmingham, Dudley Group, North Staffs, Oxford
3 meetings per year