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Allergy

The allergy team, led by Professor Stephen Durham, diagnoses and manages all types of suspected allergic conditions.

All types of suspected allergic conditions are diagnosed and managed including:

 



The service

 

  • General and specialist outpatient allergy clinics, including a nose clinic and food allergy clinic
  • Access to highly specialist blood tests, including individual allergen testing (molecular diagnosis)
  • Immunotherapy (desensitisation) service for cat, house dust mite and grass pollen allergy
  • Oral food challenges for the diagnosis of food allergy
  • Drug challenges, including support for those requiring immunisations
  • Nasal studies (nasal challenge, flexible and rigid endoscopy, diagnostic biopsy) 
 

What makes our allergy services stand out?

 

  • World-class experts in all aspects of allergy, especially rhinitis and food allergy
  • Truly integrated service (link with asthma, dermatology, gastroenterology, and ear nose and throat (ENT))
  • Leaders in immunotherapy treatment and research
  • Involvement in international trials of immunotherapy and national food allergy studies



The team

 

The allergy team is led by Professor Stephen Durham, who has an international reputation in the field of allergy. The team also contains:

 

  • medical consultants

  • a consultant allergy dietitian

  • senior clinicians

  • specialist registrars

  • a specialist allergy nurse

  • an allergy dietitian.


Meet the adult allergy team 

 

The allergy team is an experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, dietitians and a nurse, who have expertise covering the specialties of allergy, food allergy, ENT and gastroenterology. 


Consultants

 

Professor Stephen Durham

Trust lead for adult allergy


Dr Andrew Menzies-Gow

Director of lung division, lead for asthma


Mr Hesham Saleh

ENT surgeon 


Dr Alan Steel

Gastroenterologist 

 

Consultant dietitian

 

Dr Isabel Skypala

Clinical lead for food allergy


Medical staff

 

Dr Moises A Calderon

Lead for immunotherapy


Dr Guy Scadding


Specialist staff


Ms Rebecca McKenzie 

Allergy dietitian



Research

 

All team members are actively involved in research. Current projects include:

 

  • basic research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of rhinitis
  • allergen immunotherapy (wasp / bee venom, anaphylaxis and allergic rhinitis) 
  • development of new treatments including pharmacotherapy and immunosuppressive therapy 
  • plant allergy
  • peanut allergy.

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121

Harefield

Allergy team location:

Fulham Wing/South Block

Fulham Road

 

Contact details:

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7351 8892

Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8949

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