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Allergy UK on the inquest of Shante Turay-Thomas

This is yet another needless and tragic death of a young person caused by an allergic reaction. No-one should die from allergy and we send our sincere condolences to a family which has been devastated by the loss of this beautiful young woman.

In this case the coroner has given a very clear indication that this young person was let down in a number of ways.  Only improved training and education across our health services; a better understanding and awareness of life threatening allergic disease; increased allergy services and improved care for people living with allergic disease will prevent deaths. At Allergy UK we are and will continue to be committed to campaigning and lobbying for vital changes and improvements. People living with allergy deserve much better.

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