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Our service

Established in 2010, the allergy service provides specialist diagnosis and care to people not responding to treatment in primary care and with complex allergies e.g. food allergy, anaphylaxis and rhinitis. 

Most people who suffer from recurrent infections have a completely normal immune system. Infections due to a defect in the immune system are rare and most patients are referred by other hospital consultants to the immunodeficiency clinic.  In this clinic we also look after patients with a condition called hereditary angioedema.  This is a rare disorder of the immune system that usually runs in families and results in unpredictable and occasionally serious skin or abdominal swellings.

Queries about your condition or treatment Immunology/Allergy Nurse Angela Cooper & Deborah Hughes 01782 672504
Administrative queries

Immunology/Allergy Secretary

 

Louise Barrow 01782 674285
Queries about appointments at Royal Stoke and Bradwell Hospitals Appointments call centre - Royal Stoke   01782 676676
Queries about appointments at County Hospital Appointments call centre - County Hospital   01785 2

We achieved QPIDS (Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services) and IQAS (Improving quality in allergy services) accreditation in 2018. The schemes are hosted by the Royal College of Physicians of London and services which achieve accreditation undergo a rigorous assessment. When they demonstrate that they meet the standards, they are granted the accreditation. 

Read the ful​l IQAS report or take a look at our IQAS certificate.

Read the full QPIDS report

  • To maintain high standards of service delivery and provide allergy and immunology services which are committed to upholding and promoting standards of best practice

  • To put patients at the centre of the service by involving them in their own care and in the running of the service

  • To provide safe care for patients, staff and others who come into contact with the service

Type of Clinic Location Day Times
General Allergy clinic County Hospital Outpatients Monday 9am -1pm
Royal Stoke Outpatients Clinic 3 Tuesday 9am -1pm
Royal Stoke Outpatients Clinic 3 Thursday 9am -1pm
Bradwell Hospital Outpatients Friday 8.30am-12.30pm
Allergy challenge clinic and immunotherapy clinic Royal Stoke ward 202 Tuesday 9am -1pm
Severe urticaria clinic Royal Stoke Outpatients Clinic 3 Tuesday 1.30pm -5pm
Allergy phone clinic   Friday 9am -1pm
Immunodeficiency clinic Royal Stoke Cancer Centre Wednesday 8.30am-12.30pm
Joint respiratory and immunology clinic Royal Stoke outpatients Wednesday 2pm-5

Consultants

Dr Sarah Goddard
Dr Lavanya Diwakar
Dr Roofa Mushtaq (Anaesthetic allergy service)

Nursing and pharmacy staff

Mrs Angela Cooper (Allergy and Asthma Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Mrs Deborah Hughes (Allergy and Immunology Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Mrs Amanda Dudley (Senior staff nurse)

Mr Daniel Clarke (Specialist pharmacist prescriber)

Clinics at Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) are supported by the respiratory physiology team, who carry out skin prick testing and lung function testing during the clinic.

Research

The department maintains a secure record of all patients undergoing the following treatments and investigations: allergy challenges, immunotherapy, omalizumab for urticaria, immunoglobulin replacement and hereditary angioedema patients, to monitor the efficacy of the treatment.

We offer patients the opportunity to take part in:

 - The national database for immunodeficiency

 - The national genome 100K project

 - Other projects e.g. GATA 2 study in Newcastle

Education and training

The department is actively involved in the delivery of edu cational sessions for GPs and specialists, medical students and the public.  (https://www.keele.ac.uk/istm/staff/sarahgoddard/ ).​