Healthcare providers in Bury and the NWPAN are celebrating after being shortlisted for an HSJ Award for their work to improve care for infants with a suspected cow’s milk protein allergy (CPMA). Health professionals worked collaboratively to ensure a more consistent approach to diagnosis and prescribing for infants with a suspected cow’s milk protein allergy or intolerance. In its first 14 months, prescribing costs almost halved, taking them from £232,000 to £122,000. HVs supported parents with the ‘home re-challenge’, which is a process to determine if a child has an allergy to the protein found in cow’s milk, and whether community dietitian input is required.

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