This zone supports families and carers from initial thoughts that a child may have an allergy, and wealth of information and support.
The North West of England and North Wales are home to over seven million people or one eighth of the UK population. The region has 1.2 million children and it is estimated that one in four, or 300,000 have allergic diseases.
The North West Children’s Allergy Network is coordinated by specialists in children’s allergies from around the region, working together with nurses, dietitians, primary care professionals and patient and carer representatives. We meet regularly to share our knowledge and expertise to ensure that allergy care is coordinated and first rate across the region.
Our aim is to provide children, their parents and carers with the very latest in evidence-based high quality care and information. We also work to provide training, information and support to general practitioners and healthcare workers involved in caring for children with allergies through our programme of allergy study days.