Food allergy and anaphylaxis have become an increasing public and personal health burden in developed countries over the last decade, contributing to increased demand for specialty services (1), significant economic cost of care (2), and reduced quality of life for food allergic children and their families (3). Effective strategies for primary prevention are lacking, and secondary prevention is limited to strategies to reduce the risk of unintentional exposure. Although specific immunotherapy appears promising.
Relevance to General Practice
The demand for evidence-based education on how best to care for increasing numbers of children presenting with food allergy and anaphylaxis continues to outstrip the current resources available for face-to-face training by community and hospital-based food allergy and anaphylaxis trainers.
- Update their knowledge on new developments in allergy troubleshooting.
- Refresh and revise their clinical assessment and management strategies in allergy troubleshooting.
- Help them to identify areas of their clinical practice that may be improved by the addition or improvement of systematic strategies to ensure better prevention
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Children and young people health
- Women's health