Having outlined what a gold standard of allergy care looks like in our recently launched Patient Charter, the most effective way to deliver this is with a specialist allergy nurse and a dietitian appointed within each ICB at primary care level. In this way, mild to moderate cases of allergy would be held at primary care level, leaving specialist services free to focus on those more challenging of cases. For the patient, the benefits are quicker diagnoses and timely advice and support. For healthcare professionals it means demands on already stretched time and resources match the skillset and training held by most general practitioners. Over the coming months we will be sharing ways in which you can support our calls and further details on the trial, so watch this space and thank you for your ongoing support to the allergic community.
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