Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

The Clinical Immunology and Allergy Team

The department has 4 consultants , 2 specialist registrars and 4 clinical nurse specialists and has input from paediatricians, respiratory consultants, a dietician and administrative staff.

The aims of our department are to:

  • Provide a patient centred, high quality, comprehensive and evidence based service for adults and children with immunodeficiency and autoinflammatory disease and adults with allergy.
  • Act as a focus for education in immunological and allergic conditions for patients, carers, medical students and postgraduates
  • Input in to paediatric Ataxia Telangiectasia clinic
  • Contribute to research in autoinflammatory diseases and Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • We are supported by UKAS accredited, high quality pathology laboratory services, which include our Immunology laboratory with a wide repertoire of available assays.

Meet the team

 

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Dr Betsy Cleave

Registrar

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Dr Evon Boules

Registrar

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Kate Hopkinson

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Linda Towlson

Specialty PA

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Elizabeth McDermott

Consultant Immunologist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Elizabeth Drewe

Consultant Immunologist

Tel: 0115 970 9130

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Dr Prashantha Vaitla

Consultant Immunologist

Imelda Tynan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Ruth Weldon, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Marie Henson-Edwards, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Maria O’Connor, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator, Tel: 0115 970 9130
Catherine Blundell, Nursing Admin Assistant, Tel: 0115 970 9130