We offer high quality, patient-centred service to children and young people in the North Yorkshire and South Tees area.
We see referrals for food allergy, rhinitis, eczema, atopic asthma and other concerns regarding allergy in our clinics.
Our services are based at two sites: The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital, Northallerton
We offer more than 50 allergy clinics across both sites and over 100 food challenges/supervised feeds as well as skin prick testing services.
We also offer education and training regarding recognition and management of allergic reaction including adrenaline pen training as well as the use of asthma devises.
Our services are linked in with the Northern Paediatric Allergy Network and led by consultants who have had education and experience in allergy.
Allergy services are delivered in the children’s outpatients and food challenges/supervised feeds are undertaken in the children’s unit at Friarage. We also have the support of our dietitian who supports children with multiple allergies.
We offer skin prick testing to a range of allergens including prick to prick testing on the day of the appointment. We also assess nutritional status as well as offer allergen avoidance advice including exclusion diet. We are able to offer one stop food allergy service to many of our children.
We are in the process of establishing skin prick testing services at this site. High risk food challenges are undertaken at the children’s admission unit, ward 21 at James Cook.
We are a very responsive service and passionate about the work we do. We are able to offer stop food allergy service to many of our children.
Allergy UK – a British medical charity dedicated to helping children and adults living with allergies. On this website you will find information sheets on a wide range of topics related to allergy.
Anaphylaxis Campaign – a UK wide charity operating solely for people who are at risk of anaphylaxis.
BSACI – The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology- Helpful for both patients and health care professionals alike.
Asthma UK – The UK’s leading asthma charity, offering expert advice and support related to asthma.
National Eczema Society – A registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema.
Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy – A website that contains easy to understand information on the diagnosis and management of allergic conditions (eczema, asthma, hay fever and food allergies).
NHS Choices – Information about allergies from the NHS website.
Why Risk It? – A website developed by a youth advisory panel in Canada to help teenagers and young adults manage allergies in their daily lives.
Beat Asthma– a website having useful resources and web videos on asthma diagnosis and management
Beat Anaphylaxis – is a web-based resource that aims to improve clinical care of life-threatening conditions via provision of education and resources
How to refer
If you are concerned about allergies in your infant/child, please speak to your GP for referral to allergy services at South Tees.
We see patients for a range of allergic conditions including food allergies, oral allergy syndrome, allergic rhinitis, asthma, angioedema, recurrent urticaria, post anaphylaxis as well as eczema.
Infants with a non IgE milk allergy should be referred to the children and young poeple’s dietetic services for specific dietary input as well as advice.
We do not see children with drug allergies or bee/wasp allergies. These should be referred to tertiary children and young people’s services. We currently do not offer immunotherapy services.