Paediatric Allergy VPP video transcript
The paediatric department here is the largest in the UK
so we can offer a really wide breadth of experience for the people that come to visit.
We see about 7,000 patients each year in our outpatient department
and that’s in general pediatric allergy clinics as well as joint clinics with
our colleagues from respiratory ENT and gastroenterology and also
dermatology. But we also have over 2,000 day cases each year and that covers food
challenges and drug challenges as well as immunotherapy including venom and pollen
and some of the animal danders.
In paediatric allergy we’re very closely linked with the
pediatric allergy research. A lot of the clinicians that work in research also
work on the clinical side so we have a good understanding of what is
going on. We’ve got several research projects
going on at the moment which visiting professionals would be welcome to
observe, and occasionally they can also get involved in these projects with
small side projects.
So we’ve got peanut immunotherapy studies ongoing
as well as studies looking at different diagnostic techniques such as the basal activation test.
So visiting professionals will gain a vast
breadth of experience of paediatric allergy if they come here.
They’ll see how we manage these conditions in the UK which can often be
somewhat different to how it’s managed in either America or in Europe
so I think it’s very useful for people to get an understanding of how
conditions are managed in different countries and actually we often will
learn from our visiting professionals as well, so
it’s a two-way process and it’s useful for us as well.