Clinical Immunology and Allergy – Service contacts, staff, clinics and services offered

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Services

  • The Clinical Immunology Service at Manchester Royal Infirmary offers the following services:
  • Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic (joint with anaesthesia)
  • Drug Allergy Assessment
  • Food Allergy Assessment
  • Allergic Rhinitis Assessment
  • Assessment for Immunodeficiency
  • Hospital-based intravenous immunoglobulin replacement therapy
  • Training for home subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy
  • Training for home intravenous immunoglobulin replacement therapy
  • Venom immunotherapy (honey bee, wasp)
  • Pollen immunotherapy (grass and/or tree)
  • House Dust Mite immunotherapy
  • Drug Allergy Challenges
  • Food Allergy Challenges

Contacts

The service offers telephone, text and e-mail contact for patients already under our care. We aim to reply to queries within one working day but more complicated queries may require a longer period between replies.

The Clinical Immunology Hub is the admin office: 01612766686

The Immunology nurses can be contacted by mobile telephone, either by text or voice call. This number will be supplied on request from patients of the department.

The department can be contacted by e-mail at clinical.immunology@mft.nhs.uk either internally or externally. If e-mailing from a non-Trust e-mail for the first time, please read the disclaimer. By sending us an e-mail, you are agreeing to the points set out in the disclaimer; please do not contact us via e-mail if you have any concerns about these points.

If patients have questions about clinical matters before their appointment, they can contact 01612766686 in good time beforehand. If patients need to reschedule clinic appointments, this should be done through the same telephone number.

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Staff

Consultants:

  • Dr Tomaz Garcez, Consultant Immunologist, Greater Manchester Immunology Service Laboratory Clinical Director and Head of Service (Full time)
  • Dr Sara Drinkwater, Consultant Immunologist, Training Programme Director (Part time)
  • Dr Andrew Parkes, Consultant Anaesthetist, Combined anaesthetic allergy (Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic) cline lead, (Full time)

Other doctors:

There is also a position for a specialist trainee in Clinical Immunology through the Deanery.

Specialist Nurses:

  • Peter Pimblett, Specialist Nurse in Allergy and Immunology
  • Jen Osborne, Specialist Nurse in Allergy and Immunology

Administration team:

  • Angela Bedford, Administration manager
  • Josephine (Jo) Hopkinson, Medical secretary
  • Julie Redshaw, Medical secretary

Clinics and day case sessions

Please note clinic times are subject to change

Monday AM

Main Outpatients Suite D

Allergy and Immunodeficiency Clinics

One consultant clinic and one specialist registrar clinic run on Monday mornings; these consist of a mixture of new referrals and follow up change to patients previously seen by the department.

Allergy Clinic

Nurse-led face-to-face follow up clinics, including skin prick testing and adrenaline auto injector training.

Nurse-led telephone allergy new patient clinics.

Tuesday AM

Main Outpatients Suite D or virtual (alternate)

Allergy and Immunodeficiency Clinics

One consultant clinic run on Tuesday mornings; these consist of a mixture of new referrals and follow up change to patients previously seen by the department.

Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic

Elective treatment centre

A joint clinic ran between anaesthetics and clinical immunology every Tuesday morning; this clinic is specifically to review patients referred following a suspected allergic reaction associated with anaesthesia using the NAP6 pathway. Referrals are addressed to Dr Andrew Parkes, Department of Anaesthesia, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Tuesday all day

Specialist Medicine Day Unit

Nurse led day case sessions all day for challenge testing and desensitisation

Wednesday PM

Remote Nurse-led  follow up clinics via telephone.

Wednesday one week in 4

Virtual

Allergy and Immunodeficiency Clinics

One consultant clinic run every forth Wednesday morning; these consist of a mixture of new referrals and follow up change to patients previously seen by the department.

Thursday AM

Virtual

Allergy and Immunodeficiency Clinics

One consultant clinic run on Thursday mornings; these consist of a mixture of new referrals and follow up change to patients previously seen by the department.

Remote Nurse-led Allergy New Clinics

Remote Nurse-led Assessment Clinic, by telephone. This clinic is to arrange further day case investigations.

Thursday PM

Remote Nurse-led New Clinics, by telephone.

Remote Nurse-led  follow up clinics via telephone.

Friday all day

Specialist Medicine Day Unit

Nurse led day case sessions all day for challenge testing and desensitisation

Most face-to-face clinics are based in Main Outpatients within the Manchester Royal Infirmary. The department is accessed from within the hospital, at the Grafton Street entrance.

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