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NICE Food Allergy

Representative on NICE Guideline Group
We would like to invite you to nominate a representative for the College and your group to attend a scoping workshop for a NICE short clinical guideline on food allergy in children. The meeting is due to take place in Manchester on Thursday 17 December, 1:30 - 4:30pm.

The scoping process (including this meeting and the subsequent draft scope consultation) defines the populations and treatments that will be covered by the guideline, and thus it is essential that paediatricians with the relevant knowledge and experience can attend the meeting and input into the process. CPD points are available for the time taken to attend and subsequently feed any issues back to the College.

The scoping workshop will consist of presentations and facilitated working groups. Following the workshop the scope will be made available for public consultation. We will be contacting you then and throughout the development of the guideline to ensure that your views are taken into account and that you have the opportunity to contribute.

It is vital that the experience and expertise of paediatricians such as those in your group are taken on board by NICE throughout the development of a guideline; if you have had any experience of reading or implementing a guideline with which you disagree or which you feel fails to address the key clinical issues, you will be only too aware of this.

The College is able to send one representative to this workshop. Should there be interest in attending from more than one person, it will be necessary to select the most suitable representative based on criteria described on our website,

If you would like to be nominated to represent the College at this workshop, please send us a personal statement explaining your interest and experience in this area, and return to us via email to by Friday 6 November. Please cover the following points:
  • Your affiliation to (or nomination from) a relevant CSAC or Specialty Group 
  • Any primary or secondary research you have had published in the field 
  • Previous representation on a Guideline Development Group for a relevant topic  
  • Details of your clinical practice with relevant patient group  
  • Any conflicts of interest you wish to declare
Please register as a consultee by contacting
We have sent information about this opportunity to the following groups
and individuals:
Individual members of the consultation panel with an interest in allergy, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, General Paediatrics, Community Child Health, and/or Dermatology
  • British Association of Community Child Health
  • British Association of General Paediatrics
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society / Respiratory CSAC
  • British Society for Paediatric Dermatology
  • Community Child Health CSAC
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition CSAC
  • General Paediatrics CSAC
  • Immunology, Infectious Disease and Allergy CSAC
  • Young People's Health Special Interest Group
Please note that the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group and British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are independently registered as stakeholder organisations.
If you have any questions please contact the Clinical Effectiveness
team. We thank you for your help in advance.
Best wishes
Dr Jan Dudley Quality of Practice Chair, RCPCH
Dr David Vickers Registrar, RCPCH