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Paediatric Allergy Clinical Network

This site does not accept referrals or provide clinical advice in response to questions. If you are a New Zealand health professional seeking clinical advice, please use your local clinical pathway. If you are a New Zealand child patient, parent or caregiver seeking clinical advice, please contact your usual doctor. You can read the full site disclaimer here.

Purpose of the Network

We aim to promote and support evidence based best practice for those involved in the health care of New Zealand children and young people with allergies, with a focus on quality improvement to make sure there is equal access to care and resources.

The network will work to achieve this through:

Allergies affect over 20% of New Zealand children, and often begin in infancy with the development of food allergy. The burden of allergies on both children and their families can be significant. Early diagnosis and appropriate clinical management can minimise the long-term impact on quality of life for these children and their families.

The contents of the following pages include guidelines as well as links to resources and training for health professionals, and resources such as handouts for families. Some links are to overseas websites which have been approved by the Allergy Clinical Network (Allergy CN) as providing valuable information relevant to New Zealand health professionals. Where necessary the Allergy CN will develop guidelines and resources specific to New Zealand.

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