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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published guidelines on diagnosing food allergy in children in primary care and community settings http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG116
NICE has also published guidelines on anaphylaxis: involving assessment to confirm an anaphylactic episode and the decision to refer after emergency treatment for a suspected anaphylactic episode. http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13626/57474/57474.pdf
Guidance for healthcare providers on the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis is provided by the Resuscitation Council (UK).
Allergy-related guidelines for healthcare professionals are produced by the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI). This is the national, professional and academic society which represents the specialty of allergy at all levels.
BSACI guidelines can be accessed via the BSACI website:
The RCPCH has developed care pathway for anaphylaxis, recommending that it is implemented locally by a multidisciplinary team. This is focused on creating networks between staff in primary and community health care, social care, education and hospital-based practice to improve services for children with allergic conditions. Visit www.rcpch.ac.uk/child-health/research-projects/care-pathways-children-allergies/anaphylaxis/care-pathway-anaphylaxis) .
This is supported by a website for the implementation programme of the pathway which includes action plans, video clips for training of patients and professionals, and a multi-media training guide for professionals. Visit www.itchysneezywheezy.co.uk.