Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care
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Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Alia Boardman Clinical nurse specialist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England
Jackie Gaventa Health visitor, Whittington Health NHS Trust, London, England
Anne Biggs Clinical nurse specialist, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, England
Jane Schlezinger Specialist paediatric allergy dietician, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, England
Dalbir Sohi Doctor, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, England
Roisin Fitzsimons Consultant nurse, Children’s Allergy, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England

Allergy to cow’s milk protein represents a significant burden for babies, their families and the healthcare system. Primary care practitioners are ideally placed to address the gap in service provision for people affected by these allergies.

International consensus guidelines have been developed to support primary care clinicians in the recognition, diagnosis and management of cow’s milk allergy. Despite this, primary care services fall short for this population. This article highlights the effects of cow’s milk allergy and the role health visitors and other primary care nurses can play in supporting babies with this allergy and their carers.

Primary Health Care. 28, 6, 32-36. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1425

Citation

Boardman A, Gaventa J, Biggs A et al (2018) Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1425

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

roisin.fitzsimons@gstt.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

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