In order to achieve our network vision of providing evidence-based health care for children with allergies and allergic diseases living in the North West the accurate data collection is crucial. We have been using Form2, a web based electronic data collection and collation system developed by Dr Colin Lumsden, Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester, one of our network members.

We utilise this system to collect activity data, in addition to developing pathways and checklists which members can review and amend in real time. If you work in a hospital seeing children with allergy and would like to contribute to the regional data set, please contact our Network administrator, Ms Laurie Niland, laurie.niland@cmft.nhs.uk.