Service Description

The allergy service at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital conducts clinics throughout the week and offers a comprehensive service for children with all kinds of allergies, including foods, dusts, pets and pollens, drug allergy, anaesthetic allergies and venom allergy, including immunotherapy.  The allergy team (specialist doctors and nurses and our dietitian) also care for children with related problems of urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis.

Services Available at this Centre

ROUTINE ALLERGY MANAGEMENT

  • skin prick testing
  • blood (IgE and component) testing
  • dietitian support
  • adrenaline auto-injector training
  • food challenges
  • allergy management planning for home and schools

SPECIALIST EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • insect venom allergy evaluation
  • antibiotic and other drug challenges
  • joint ENT, respiratory, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, haematology, anesthetics clinics
  • tertiary multi-disciplinary paediatric eczema clinics
  • day case and inpatient evaluation and management of complex allergies
  • oral, sublingual immunotherapy, subcutaneous immunotherapy
  • biologics and stem cell transplantation

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH AND TRIALS

  • translational research in conjunction with Academic Institutions
  • clinical trials: peanut immunotherapy, vaccines & allergy, Dupilumab for severe eczema

Staff

Doctors

Dr Peter Arkwright
Dr Carol Ewing
Dr Stephen Hughes
Professor Nikos Papadopoulos
Dr Vibha Sharma

Nurses

Sister Sarah Allatt
Sister Judy Stafford
Sister Samantha Farrer
Staff Nurse Lisa Clarke

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Rachel Wood

Administrators and secretarial staff

Mrs Marjorie Whitehead
Mrs June Elliott

Contact Details

  • 0161 701 0678
  • Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology
    Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
    Oxford Rd.
    Manchester
    M13 9WL

    United Kingdom