Examination of Witnesses (Questions 380-380)|
Dr Mark Levy, Dr Susan Leech, Dr William Egner and
Dr Pamela Ewan
17 JANUARY 2007
Q380 Chairman: I just wondered, to
wind up, if I could ask each of you if you in turn could identify
what you think is the single most important issue to address to
drive up, and improve, allergy education and thereby also help
the service needs.
Dr Ewan: I would like to see more funded training
posts in allergy.
Dr Egner: I would like to see that, but first
I would like to see standards, a network, and models of care in
place as well.
Dr Leech: I would like to see many ways of increasing
allergy awareness for the people who are responsible for delivering
care to the patients who are, in our service, general paediatricians
and general practitioners as well. I think that needs a bottom-up
and a top-down approach.
Dr Levy: I think including allergy or aspects
of allergy in a quality outcomes framework would be key.
Chairman: Thank you very much. Could I thank
you all for coming for this session and for having helped us explore
these difficult issues. If there are things which come to mind
when you leave here, please do submit them in writing to us and
they will supplement the evidence we have had from you today.
You will be sent a copy of the transcript for you to look at and
correct for accuracy in case anything has been taken down inaccurately.
I believe, Dr Ewan, we will have the pleasure of coming to see
your unit, so there may be other aspects which you would like
to share with us then. May I finish by thanking you very much
indeed for being here today.