About Allergy services

The Allergy service provides out-patient clinics and day-case treatment throughout the week and offers a comprehensive service from diagnosis to treatment for children with all kinds of allergies.

The allergy service at RMCH is part of the North West Children’s Allergy Network ( and works closely with doctors and nurses in other hospitals in the region as well as GPs, dietitians and patient representatives  to deliver the best care and experience for our patients and families.

The Allergy Network has been recognised as a being in the forefront of future service developments, as the only designated paediatric site in the Royal College of Physicians’ Future Hospital Scheme 2016 – 2017.

What conditions do we treat?

We diagnose and treat a variety of allergies and allergy related illnesses – from peanut and milk allergy, eczema, asthma and hay fever, to less common conditions such as mastocytosis and eosinophilic esophagitis, drug and venom allergies.

The allergy team (specialist doctors ; nurses and our dietitian) care for children with all severities of disease from mild to severe (including anaphylaxis). We run an outpatient, day case and inpatient service, as well as having close links and joint clinics with other specialists in Ophthalmology, ENT, Respiratory medicine, Gastroenterology, Dermatology and many others.

What treatments do we offer?

We offer a variety of treatments and services for our patients including –

  • Comprehensive management plans for your allergies
  • Liaison and education with school and community services
  • Auto-injector training
  • Diagnostic food & drug challenges
  • Immunotherapy with subcutaneous, sublingual and oral desensitisation strategies
  • Serotherapy

Where will my child receive treatment?

There is a children’s allergy service also available at Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester.

Our consultants 

Dr Peter Arkwright

Dr Stephen Hughes

Dr Vibha Sharma

Dr Carol Ewing