This department provides a comprehensive service in allergy for adults and children. Most patients are seen as outpatients (in Clinic 2A), but we also have inpatient facilities.

Box: 40
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road,
Cambridge,
CB2 0QQ

We provide a service for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of allergic disorders, including:

  • Hayfever

  • Perennial rhinitis; allergic or non-allergic

  • Asthma

  • Eczema

  • Urticaria and angioedema

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Food allergy (all types including peanut and nut allergy)

  • Drug allergy, including allergy to anaesthetic agents, NSAIDs, antibiotics and local anaesthetics.

For allergy, skin tests and diagnostic challenge tests are performed. There is a specialist nut-allergy clinic and an insect-sting allergy clinic. We provide management plans for anaphylaxis (including training in Epi-pen™ and school visits) and severe reactions, eg glottal oedema. We offer desensitisation for bee-venom and wasp-venom allergy, pollen hayfever and cat allergy.

In patients (i) with severe or poorly controlled disease, eg asthma, rhinitis or eczema, (ii) with multi-system allergic disease, or (iii) where an allergic aetiology is suspected, an allergy referral often identifies common triggers and allows a unified approach to management.

Patients attending appointments

Please do not take anti-histamine medications for 3 days before appointment as this will interfere with the allergy testing. If you suspect you are allergic to fruits and vegetables, please bring one of each with you as these are needed for allergy testing. Also to bring unusual fish or shellfish. Please bring a urine sample in a clean container labelled with your full name.

Key contacts:

Clinic reception: 01223 216 645

Appointment enquiries: 01223 216 645

Clinical enquiries: 01223 217 777
  01223 586 977
  01223 596 185

Clinic Manager: Margaret Harris

Fax: 01223 216 953

Consultants:

Dr Andrew Clark: Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Dr Pamela W Ewan: Consultant Allergist

Dr Shuaib Nasser: Consultant in Allergy & Asthma 

Dr Annette Wagner: Consultant Allergist

Dr Rita Mirakian: Consultant Allergist

Specialist registrars

Dr Priya Sellaturay: Specialist Registrar

Dr Chris Rutkowski: Specialist Registrar

Allergy secretaries:

Jean Mead: Secretary to Dr P. Ewan

Tel: 01223 217 777

Linda Allars: Secretary to Dr S. Nasser

Tel: 01223 586 977

Carol Nolan: Secretary to Dr A. Clark 

Tel: 01223 596 185

Nursing staff:

Jennifer Whisken: Lead Allergy Nurse Specialist

Louise Blakeley: Allergy Nurse Specialist

Sarah Harrison: Allergy Support Nurse

Tel: 01223 348 112

Allergy nurse: 01223 348112 ext. 58112