Recent Allergy Posts

  • Centre of Excellence award for Allergy service

    May 14, 2021

    The Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology centre at UHB is officially world class after achieving prestigious international recognition. The West Midlands Allergy and Immunology service […]

  • Food allergy testing project awarded prestigious prize

    May 14, 2021

    Dr Kavitha Sooriyakumar was awarded the Barry Kay prize at the recent meeting of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She presented data […]

  • Staff prepared for Hay Fever

    June 29, 2018

                    About 30 staff attended a lunchtime drop-in hay fever clinic, delivered by the Allergy team during Allergy […]

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Allergy and Immunology West Midlands

Welcome to Allergy and Immunology West Midlands. In these pages you should be able to find answers to many of your questions about the services we provide and how you can make use of them.


Allergies affect over a quarter of the population. Most allergies can be managed in primary care. When allergies are severe, difficult to control or affect everyday life, we may be able to help.

We provide a service for both children and adults with:

  • seasonal rhinitis (hay fever)
  • rhinitis due to dust mite, pets or other allergies
  • hives / urticaria
  • allergic swelling (angioedema)
  • food allergy
  • antibiotic and other drug allergies
  • bee or wasp sting allergy
  • latex allergy


“I seem to catch every cold going around.”

This is a common complaint, and usually doesn’t mean a problem with the immune system. Many people with these symptoms improve over a year or two. However, when infections are serious, or keep coming back, then there may well be a problem with your immune system. We provide a service for both children and adults with.

Signs of a possible weak immune system include:

  • recurrent infections of chest, ear, sinuses, abcesses, boils, cold sores, shingles, meningitis
  • needing repeated antibiotics
  • not putting on weight or growing normally (in infants and children)
  • serious infections
  • persistent infections
  • unusual infections
  • a family history of infections or immune disorders
  • hereditary angioedema (unexplained swellings)
  • not responding to vaccines

Recent Immunology Posts

  • 1 in 3 still very worried about going out

    June 27, 2022

    During our recent Immunology patient webinar, we asked people how confident they felt about leaving the house since the start of the Covid pandemic. Our […]

  • Webinar for Immunology patients

    May 27, 2022

    We are hosting a Webinar for you to discuss your questions about the Immunodeficiency service (and of course about Covid) on the 8th June from […]

  • Psychology service for Immunology patients

    September 23, 2021

    We are delighted to welcome Nicola Wilson, our new Clinical Psychologist, to the Immunology team. Nicola will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the […]