Professor Richard Powell is a nationally recognised authority in the management of allergic diseases. He sits on national committees advising on standards of allergy care and related drug treatments across the UK. The quality of life of allergy sufferers can be improved dramatically by correct diagnosis and specialist advice.
The impact of an allergy on the sufferer and their family must not be underestimated.He feels that provision of Allergy Care across the UK needs to be enhanced. He emphasizes that a detailed and thorough history is crucial to making a correct allergy diagnosis establishing symptoms, relationship to an allergen exposure, progression of reaction and response to treatment. Most patients will require skin prick testing. Following a clinical diagnosis supported by appropriate allergy tests an individualized treatment plan can then be developed.