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Guidance update: latest guidelines on food allergy

Guidance update: latest guidelines on food allergy

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


May 30, 2017


March 26, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Elizabeth Angier describes the latest NICE guidance on food allergy. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance and what GPs should do differently in their practice to diagnose, refer and manage patients with food allergy.

Guidance: NICE quality standard QS118. Food allergy. March 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Take an allergy-focused clinical history
  • Describe the differences between IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated food allergy and the different approaches to their management
  • Order and interpret appropriate tests
  • Know the referral criteria for allergy clinics and how to find one
  • Understand the role of specialist dietitians in allergy
  • Signpost patients to support group websites
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Elizabeth Angier
    Portfolio GP
    Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit, Northern General Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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