Allergy service

Our children's allergy service is offered to children up to the age of 16 year. We provide a wide variety of services that encompasses the whole spectrum of allergic conditions. Our team consists of Paediatric Allergy Consultants, nurses, dieticians and psychologists. We ensure that all aspects of allergic disease have been addressed and offer education on all aspects of allergy.

In the clinics that are run by experienced and dedicated professionals we offer clinical advice on the diagnosis and management of:

  • Food allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema and skin conditions that may be related to allergy such as urticarial rash and angioedema as well as contact dermatitis

Our team can also perform various practical procedures that include:

  • Skin prick testing
  • Oral food challenges
  • Intradermal testing
  • Immunotherapy for allergic rhinoconjuctivitis (pollen and house dust mite)

We also offer advice and education on the nutritional aspect of food allergy by our expert dietetic team.

We work in conjunction with other teams that are based in our hospital, such as the Dermatology team, Immunology, Paediatric Gastroenterology, ENT to ensure that all children referred to our services will receive a high quality multidisciplinary care to address all aspects of their allergic disease.

Information for parents/carers

Please try and stop using any regular antihistamines five days before your appointment as this could interfere with the skin test results. Anti-histamines do not interfere with blood tests but the results will not be available during the consultation.

Allergy information for children, young people and their families

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have produced some patient information leaflets about various allergic conditions:

Contact us

  • Phone: 020 35946392
  • Pager: 07659182433

Information for professionals

Referral criteria to our services are:

  • Any adverse reaction to food or preservatives
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Any adverse reaction to medications
  • Latex allergy
  • Venom allergy
  • Moderate to severe eczema in children less than 3 years old that cannot be controlled with medications
  • Moderate to severe allergic rhinitis 
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria/angioedema

Useful information for GPs

Meet the team

  • Dr Lee Noimark Paediatric Allergy Consultant
  • Dr Antony Aston Paediatric Allergy Consultant
  • Specialist nurse Frances Ling, Paediatric Allergy Nurse
  • Specialist nurse Luul Ali, Paediatric Allergy Nurse
  • Specialist Nurse Karla Oliveira, Paediatric Allergy Nurse
  • Mrs Rosalynd Gourgey, Paediatric Allergy Dietician
  • Miss Oluwabunmi Raji, Paediatric Allergy Dietician
  • Paediatric registrar with an interest in allergy
  • Paediatric SHO