Clinical Immunology And Allergy Unit

The Clinical Immunology and Allergy service is located in a purpose built unit on the Northern General Hospital site in Sheffield, close to the Immunology Laboratory. We offer regional immunology and allergy services for adults. We also provide individualised care plans and training for the optimal use of antihistamines, nasal sprays and administration of  adrenaline autoinjectors.

Our Philosophy of Care

We aim to provide diagnosis and effective treatment of immunological or allergic conditions whilst providing first-class education and care, tailored to individual patient needs. We aim to:

  • Provide health education
  • Advise how to use your medication appropriately
  • Respect your privacy and dignity
  • Provide a safe and comfortable environment
  • Provide education and an individualised treatment plan according to individual needs

Available Services

We provide a wide range of immunological and allergic services. We have a Nurse-led immunoglobulin clinic held primarily on Mondays (though we aim to accommodate individuals with work commitments) and aim to provide 13 face to face Allergy Clinics per week.

  • 13 face to face Allergy Clinics per week
  • 2 nurse led telephone follow up clinics per week.
  • 4 Immunology Clinics per week.
  • 5 Challenge clinics per month
  • Desensitisation appointments four days a week to a number of allergens

Our wide range of services include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with antibody deficiency (both primary and secondary) and C1 inhibitor deficiency (both hereditary and acquired)
  • Home Therapy training programme for subcutaneous and intravenous immunoglobulin for antibody deficiency, and C1 inhibitor replacement therapy for Hereditary Angioedema.
  • Investigation of patients with suspected immune deficiency, recurrent infections, autoimunity and other immunological diseases.
  • Nasal brush biopsy for investigation of primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of allergies, including anaphylaxis of any cause, food allergy, insect sting allergy, drug allergy (including antibiotics, local and general anaesthetics and other drugs), allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergen-induced asthma, aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease, urticaria, angioedema, mastocytosis.

We also provide individualised care plans and education, training for optimal use of antihistamines, nasal sprays and adrenaline autoinjectors. We also offer dietary advice from a Specialist Dietician (see here for details), desensitisation to a range of inhalant allergens, hymenoptera venom, aspirin and omalizumab for severe chronic spontaneous urticaria.

The reception team can be contacted on 0114 226 6963.  
 

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