Welcome to the newest edition of Allergy Focus, an e-newsletter created exclusively for healthcare professionals by Allergy UK. In this issue, we turn our attention to a critical area of concern: asthma and respiratory allergies.
This edition brings together an array of vital resources, aiming to equip healthcare professionals with the latest insights and information to enhance their practice and support individuals dealing with asthma and respiratory allergies.
At the heart of this issue lies a Masterclass available on demand, providing an invaluable opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of managing asthma and respiratory allergies. Gain access to expert-led sessions, offering comprehensive guidance and practical approaches to optimise patient care.
In addition to our Masterclass, we unveil a new leaflet designed to shed light on the potential risks associated with the frequent use of oral corticosteroids over time. This resource serves as a comprehensive guide, empowering healthcare professionals to educate and support patients in navigating the complexities and potential hazards of long-term corticosteroid use.
At Allergy UK, we remain dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to offer optimal care to individuals affected by asthma and respiratory allergies. We hope this issue of Allergy Focus serves as a valuable resource, enriching your expertise and facilitating better patient outcomes.
Head of Clinical Services, Allergy UK
Spotlight on respiratory allergy masterclass
Our virtual masterclasses are free to access and offers insight on how healthcare professionals can provide the best respiratory care. This masterclass features leading clinicians in the respiratory field covering topics including allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, and case study learnings. This ‘on demand’ learning is an excellent way to keep your knowledge and clinical practice up to date.Watch here
Importance of allergy in asthma
In this article, Professor Stephen Durham Clinical Lead for Allergy Services, Head of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Imperial College London, explores the link between asthma and allergy, giving insight into management and best practice, the article also provides an overview of some of the novel asthma treatment therapies available. (11 mins)Read more here
Allergic asthma; an Allergy UK podcast
In the latest episode of our podcast series ‘Allergy Insights’, Dr Ann McMurray, Asthma Nurse Specialist, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh, and Susan Frost, Paediatric Respiratory Nurse, Birmingham Children’s Hospital discuss Allergic Asthma and the Impact of Oral Corticosteroids in Children and Young People. (33 mins)Listen here
Understanding the dangers of frequent use of oral corticosteroids over time
Do your patients express concerns over the use of steroids to treat their asthma? This downloadable leaflet will help you have informed conversations with your patients and their families as well as well as offering some helpful tips to consider how to reduce oral corticosteroid frequency. (13 mins)Download leaflet
Allergic rhinitis and respiratory allergy
Written by one of the UK’s leading experts in allergic rhinitis, this article provides a timely reminder for active allergy management. With grass pollen season is upon us, Glenis Scadding, Honorary Consultant Physician at the Royal National ENT Hospital, discusses symptom recognition, guidelines and treatments for allergic rhinitis. (10 mins)Read more here
Mowing down grass allergy
With grass pollen season is upon us, help your patients understand more about reducing exposure to pollen and managing their allergic rhinitis in this Allergy UK factsheet on allergic rhinitis.Download factsheet