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CARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH ALLERGIC DISEASE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2598: tabled on 16 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on assessment and referral following emergency treatment for anaphylaxis and its aim to improve levels of care for those living with allergic disease; expresses concern that despite this guideline, the previously published guideline on diagnosing food allergy in children and numerous reports from Committees in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, there is still an enormous, unacceptable gap between patient need and service provision because there is a lack of education amongst health care professionals in primary care and very few posts across the country for allergy specialists; acknowledges the National Allergy Strategy Group's estimate that around five million people have an allergy severe enough to require specialist care; and calls for more allergy specialist posts to be created in the NHS, for the Department of Health to state that effective commissioning of allergy services should be a priority and for allergy education to be included in GP training to enable effective referral and management of less severe allergies in primary care.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.