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.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We provide a service for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of allergic disorders, including:
Perennial rhinitis; allergic or non-allergic
Urticaria and angioedema
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.
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
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
Dr Priya Sellaturay: Specialist Registrar
Dr Chris Rutkowski: Specialist Registrar
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
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