In 2004, the Commons Health Committee found allergy services totally inadequate and made radical suggestions for change
Change is required and is now long overdue. For the growing number of people living with allergic disease in the UK, their condition can have a significant and negative impact on their lives. It is frightening and restrictive to live with a condition which could cause a severe or life threatening reaction at any time.
This report has been produced collaboratively by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy and the National Allergy Strategy Group which has been campaigning for nearly two decades to improve NHS allergy care and as a result the lives of the millions affected by allergic disease. The following would not have been possible without the joint working of the professionals, the patient organisations, and the patients themselves.
The time has come for the Government and the NHS to give allergy the priority it deserves and to recognise the true burden it can place on those who are affected and their families and wider communities. This report looks at the solutions to the problems and makes sensible, achievable recommendations for change. We look forward to seeing them implemented.