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Guy's and St Thomas' allergy service is a Centre of Excellence

Posted on Tuesday 24th January 2017
Young boy receives an allergy test from a nurse

A boy having an allergy test at our allergy service.

The allergy service at Guy’s and St Thomas’, which includes Evelina London services for young people, has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for allergy.

The prestigious status was awarded by the World Allergy Organization (WAO) which aims to advance excellence in clinical care, research, education and training in allergy and asthma. The service is only the fourth centre in the world to be given the title.

Dr Adam Fox, a consultant children’s allergist and clinical director for specialist ambulatory services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “This endorsement recognises the hard work of our talented teams who have made a real difference to clinical care and cutting-edge allergy research. Their dedication means we can provide patients with the best possible treatment.”

Professor Gideon Lack, head of the children’s allergy service, led landmark research into peanut allergy which is resulting in changes to worldwide public health advice.

The WAO will provide the Trust’s allergy service with scientific support, mentorship for research and training and opportunities to collaborate with Centres of Excellence, which are in Southampton, Lisbon and Mexico.

Dr Lanny Rosenwasser, chair of the WAO Centres of Excellence Committee, described the Trust’s allergy service as “outstanding”.

Our children's allergy service is the largest of its kind in Europe and provides a complete service in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of allergic diseases. Staff provide families with expert advice, diagnostic tests, and practical help, all within a single visit to our clinic.

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