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Allergies: Consultants

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many consultant allergists there are in England per head of population; (202669)

(2) how many consultants specialising in allergies there are in England.

The majority of patients with an allergy are treated in primary care. There are 18 consultant allergists in England. This equates to 0.04 per 100,000 population. There are also 444 consultant dermatologists, 58 consultant immunologists and 2,156 consultant paediatricians who treat patients with allergies.