Children's Allergy

The Children's Allergy Service at the Nottingham Children's Hospital (QMC) provides a service for a range of allergic conditions, for the children and young people within the Nottingham area. Referrals are accepted from other hospitals, consultants within the Trust and from GPs within primary care through the electronic referral system.

Children with allergic conditions or suspected allergy may be seen by any of the General Paediatric Consultants, all of whom are experienced in dealing with allergy. Children with more long-term or complex allergic problems or requiring further support may  be referred to the Children’s Allergy Team.

The Allergy Team comprises of two Consultant Paediatricians with a special interest in Allergy, Specialist Registrars, an Allergy Dietician and two Specialist Allergy Nurses. The team has expertise in diagnosing, treating and supporting children and young people with allergies and their parents and carers. The team also works closely with other specialist teams in the Children’s Hospital and with other hospitals in the UK to ensure we provide the best care for our patients.Contact Us

Changing appointments

In order to make an appointment with the Children’s Allergy Service you will first need to see your GP to obtain a referral.

To rearrange first or initial appointments you will need to contact Central Appointments -

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 86560

To rearrange follow-up or subsequent appointments please contact your consultant’s secretary using the number given at the top of your last clinic letter.

Further support

Lisa Clarke, Lead Nurse for Paediatric Allergy Tel: 07812275420

Debra Forster, Children’s Respiratory, Allergy and Community Nurse Specialist Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 82501

Allergy Dietician Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext. 83170/82086

Allergy team email:

Our location:

We are located at the Nottingham Childrens Hospital (QMC campus of Nottingham University Hospitals)

Clinics are in Children's Clinic South, B Floor, South Block and Children's Clinic East, B Floor, East Block.

Members of the allergy team

Dr Louise Wells

Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy


Dr Laura Hambleton

Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy


Lisa Clarke

Lead Nurse for Paediatric Allergy


Debra Forster

Respiratory, Allergy and Community Nurse Specialist


Nicola Rew

Specialist Allergy Dietician

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