Allergy Referral Information for GPs

Referral criteria / commissioning position

  • Refer to Dermatology only if there is a dermatological manifestation.
  • Patients with a wheeze, food allergy or anaphylaxis should not be referred to dermatology – adult patient should be referred to a consultant immunologist and children to a consultant paediatrician.
  • All other requests should be submitted to the Individual Funding Request (IFR) panel prior to referral.

Investigations prior to referral

  • None

Information to include in the referral letter

  • Description of symptoms and duration (if required grounds of clinical exceptionality for IFR)
  • Details of treatments and measures tried including outcomes
  • Drug history (prescribed and non-prescribed)
  • Relevant past medical/surgical history Current regular
  • medication
  • BMI Smoking status
  • Alcohol consumption