The Trust offers a wide range of allergy services for adults of all ages. This includes specialist services for patients with difficult to manage allergies.

The allergy team diagnoses and manages all types of suspected allergic conditions, including:

We provide a world-class service:

  • Our allergy leads have national and international profiles.
  • We have access to the latest diagnostic tests available.
  • We offer the best management options depending on individual requirements.
  • We have a service which is fully integrated with other specialties

Skin prick testing

Skin prick testing is a universal allergy test and often used to find out what is causing an allergy. 

Oral food challenge

Oral food challenges are tests that use suspected food allergens. The foods that we most commonly test are peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish.

Drug challenge testing

This form of testing comprises of a series of tests to see if you are allergic to certain drugs, all under close medical supervision. 

Molecular diagnosis

Molecular diagnosis covers tests which can assess whether someone has antibodies against a particular protein in a food which causes an allergic reaction.

Nose clinic tests

Patients coming to the nose clinic will have a number of tests, often including an examination using an endoscope, skin prick testing, chest peak expiratory flow and spirometry.

Lung function tests

We have a number of tests that we use to look at lung function, and how your lungs are functioning in aspects of your breathing and exercise. 

Nasal sprays

Corticosteroid nasal sprays or drops are the most effective standard treatment for hay fever and other nasal allergies. 


Antihistamines prevent histamine causing the itching and swelling that occurs when you have allergies.

Allergen immunotherapy

Allergen immunotherapy is a treatment in which the allergen that triggers an allergic reaction is given in order to suppress unnecessary reactions.

Allergy team contact information


Fulham wing/South block, Fulham Road

Tel: 020 7351 8892
Fax: 020 73518949

Useful links

Clinics and referrals for our allergy clinics

Our specialist nursing team in asthma and allergy