Allergy UK’s 2024 Election Manifesto Calls

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Currently, the healthcare system is failing to meet the needs of a growing allergic population.

Statistics suggest we are on the precipice of a global allergy epidemic, with the UK having one of the highest incidences of allergy worldwide. 50% of the European population is predicted to be affected by one or more allergies by the end of 2025.

With growing demands from the allergic community, and a healthcare system which is already falling short for the existing allergic community, allergy healthcare provision is the focus of Allergy UK’s Election Manifesto.

Our key three asks outline cost effective ways the NHS can be reformed to address the most pressing challenges facing the allergic community today. These asks are:

  1. For every Integrated Care System or equivalent in the UK to have at least one allergy nurse and dietitian to ensure those living with allergies can access specialist care at primary care level. Specialist allergy services should not be subject to a postcode lottery which risks jeopardising the care and support of those living with allergies.
  2. A national allergy register to unify and protect patient data so that allergy diagnoses can be tracked, the impact of allergies can be monitored, and accurate data is available to help design the allergy health services required to meet the needs of the population.
  3. The removal of prescription costs for those living with allergies to address the additional costs people face when managing their allergies.

Our manifesto aims to create a more equitable system with timely, accurate, and effective patient care; we believe in a healthcare approach that recognises allergy as a chronic condition and the serious impact of living with an allergy. Transforming how allergy services are delivered will undoubtedly improve the quality of life for millions of people in the UK.

You can support our calls by writing to your local MP to advocate for the Government’s adoption of our key asks to enhance allergy care provisions. This manifesto articulates our vision for a better future for those living with allergies.

Download the full version of our manifesto here.

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