The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology has launched the National Allergy Education Strategy to help improve the quality of allergy education amongst healthcare professionals.
The document has been developed by a working group of allergy educators and clinical experts, of which the Anaphylaxis Campaign is a part of.
Food allergy affects between one to two percent of adults and between five to eight percent of children, but only a few healthcare professionals receive formal training in allergy. The National Allergy Education Strategy addresses education and training of all healthcare professionals in undergraduate, community and hospital settings.
Sarah Baker, Interim CEO of the Anaphylaxis Campaign said:
“Educating healthcare professionals about allergy is vital in ensuring that patients receive quality clinical care and adequate support to manage their condition. With an ambitious vision for a better future for allergy patients, this strategy is a big step forward to much needed change which is welcomed by the Anaphylaxis Campaign.”