Allergy referrals

Our consultants & other specialist professionals are always happy to discuss clinical problems and therefore please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are a specialist allergy team providing a holistic diagnostic and therapeutic service for people with allergic disease within City & Hackney and Greater London. Where there is uncertainty about the need for a referral, we are happy to help on the Advice and Guidance section of the e-referral service.

Who can refer
GPs and other secondary care services.

How to refer
All NHS GP can submit referrals using the NHS e-Referral service (formerly Choose and Book). Referrals sent to the nhs.net mailbox or by post from GPs may not be processed.
Tertiary referrals can be emailed to huh-tr.allergyservice@nhs.net
This service is suitable for patients above 16 years of age and is for urgent and routine referrals.

Conditions, diagnosis and specialist treatments
Conditions we diagnose and manage include;

  • Hay fever
  • House dust mite allergy
  • Rhino sinusitis
  • Bee or wasp venom allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Drug allergy, including desensitisation and patch testing
  • Urticaria and angioedema
  • Immediate latex allergy
  • Asthma
  • Cough syndromes

Specialist diagnosis
Allergic disease can have a significant effect on your quality of life. With new treatments emerging, accurate diagnosis is essential.

Our service provides a comprehensive range of diagnostics for food, drug, venom and latex allergies as well as for identifying the allergy in patients with asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis. Most tests are available as part of the clinic visit.

We offer:

  • skin prick testing
  • prick to prick testing
  • Intradermal testing
  • specific IgE blood tests
  • lung function testing (Spirometry, lung volume and gas transfer)
  • exhaled nitric oxide measurement
  • diagnostic food and drug challenges
  • diagnostic drug patch testing
  • specialist imaging
  • nasal endoscopy

Specialist treatments

  • Immunotherapy
  • Desensitisation to drugs and insect venom
  • Anaphylaxis management package
  • Specialist dietetic advice
  • Anti IgE therapy