For this year’s Allergy Awareness Week, we’re focusing on our Patient Charter call to improve the quality of allergy services at primary care level. We are calling for GP services to include a specialist allergy nurse and dietitian to improve patient outcomes.
Whether you’re interested as an individual or an organisation, we need your help to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and pledge their support to this Patient Charter call.
Below are some suggested social media posts for the week which you can use – or you can create your own. Please also keep an eye on our socials for more content to share. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Below are some suggested social media posts and images for your use, to help spread the word and raise awareness of our Patient Charter calls. Don’t forget to tag Allergy UK in each post depending on the platform you use and use the link www.allergyuk.org/patientcharter
Instagram and Facebook
Instagram: @allergy_uk Facebook: @allergyuk
I/we have joined [Allergy UK tag] in calling for change, ending a postcode lottery of care in the UK and fighting for the UK to take allergy seriously. Join me/us in taking action today and pledge your support too #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously #TimeforChange
Did you know that in the UK, over 20 million people live with an allergic condition, with 50% of children affected by one or more allergic disorders? Despite this, there is still a huge imbalance between patient needs and the provision of allergy services. It is time that allergy is identified as a priority. Join us and pledge your support today. [Allergy UK tag] #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously #TimeforChange
This Allergy Awareness Week (24-30 April), [Allergy UK tag] is calling on the NHS to improve the quality of allergy services in the UK. They are calling for each Integrated Care Board to offer access to at least one specialist allergy nurse and dietitian as part of the services offered by GPs in their region. Join their campaign for change and pledge your support for their Patient Charter. #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously #TimeforChange
I/we have joined @AllergyUK1 in calling for change, ending a postcode lottery of care in the UK and fighting for the UK to take allergy seriously. Join me/us in taking action today and pledge your support too: www.allergyuk.org/patientcharter #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously
Did you know that over 20 million people are living with an allergy in the UK? Despite this, there is a huge imbalance between patient needs & the provision of allergy services. Pledge your support @AllergyUK1 Patient Charter: www.allergyuk.org/patientcharter #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously
This #AllergyAwarenessWeek, @AllergyUK1 is focusing on a call to improve the quality of allergy services in the UK GPs – specifically a specialist allergy nurse & dietitian. Pledge your support to their Patient Charter: www.allergyuk.org/patientcharter #ItsTimeToTakeAllergySeriously
Share your experiences
You can also raise awareness of our calls by sharing your experiences with the healthcare services for allergy and why you have pledged your support to our Patient Charter.
Making a Video
Why not create a short video explaining why you have pledged your support to our Patient Charter? Your voice may encourage others to take action. Here are a few tips to help you:
- We recommend portrait videos for Instagram and Facebook reels, which should ideally be 1 minute or less. However, if you would like to produce a longer video to share your experiences, 2-3 minutes is okay.
- Share our key messaging:
- Allergy UK believes everyone living with allergic disease has the right to a quality standard of care, education and equality.
- Allergy UK is calling for each ICBs to have a fully funded specialist allergy nurse and one specialist dietitian as part of their GP services.
- Allergy UK’s Patient Charter outlines the ‘gold standard’ of care and represents the voices of the allergic community; people whose lives have been impacted by a disease with no cure and who live with the anxiety, stress and mental health burden associated with allergies.
- And don’t forget to share a link to our Patient Charter Pledge Page www.allergyuk.org/patientcharter and tag us in your videos. We would love to see them all.