Prof Richard John Powell

Professor of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Year qualified:1971


Personal profile

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.

Professional Membership

  • Member of British Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, and its Standards of Care Committee

  • International Fellow of American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunolgy

  • Fellow of the European Academy of Asthma and Clinical Immunology

  • Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology

  • Clinical Advisor to the Healthcare Commission

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