Care pathways for children with allergies
Allergic conditions constitute the commonest causes of chronic disease in childhood and affect upwards of 20% of the child population. They seriously impair quality of life and health and occasionally can lead to death. The socio-economic costs are large. The College produced eight care pathways for children with allergies.
The following care pathways for children with allergic conditions are available.
Information for families - series of leaflets and videos to help children and young people and their families understand what to expect when they get an allergy diagnosis
Information for health professionals - tools to implement the allergy care pathways and educational materials
In 2007 the RCPCH Research Division was commissioned by the Department of Health to scope the development of care pathways for children with allergic symptoms following the DH publication on the review of allergy services (2006). The work began in June 2009, directed by a Project Board chaired by Professor John Warner.
The pathways underwent a rigorous approval process:
- Working group
- Project Board
- Clinical Standards Team
- Other medical colleges co-badging the pathways
The RCPCH Council Readers also ensured that the pathways were fit for a generic audience.
In March 2010 the Department of Health provided additional funding to develop tools to implement the pathways on a local level.
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