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Paediatric Immunology

Children's Services (Paediatrics)

The paediatric immunology clinic offers a clinical and laboratory diagnostic service for patients with frequent severe, unusual or unresolved infections or clinical features suggestive of immune deficiency. We provide nurse-led home care training for patients requiring immunoglobulin replacement therapy. We work closely with other paediatric disciplines including respiratory, gastroenterology, rheumatology and haematology and support the regional 22q11 deletion service. We are networked within the region to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, providing shared care dictated by patient needs.

About the service

Paediatric Immunology Clinic:
Monday afternoon between the hours of 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Joint Respiratory-Immunology Clinics:
4-6 times a year on a Monday afternoon between the hours of 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

22q11 MDT clinic:
Quarterly on the 5th Monday of the Month between the hours of 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Immunoglobulin home care training and immunoglobulin infusions are coordinated on ward F3.

When a patient reaches 16 years, they transition to the Young Person’s Clinical Immunology Clinic at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust or the CUH Adult Immunology Clinic.

Referral Information

Referral to the Immunology Clinic is via your GP or local paediatrician.

GP referrals for patients with warning signs of immune deficiency may be seen in the Frequent Infection Paediatric Clinic for first-line assessment and screening for immune deficiency and then, depending on the outcome of this assessment it may be managed within this service or referred on to the paediatric immunology clinic if needed.

Paediatrician referral for patients with warning signs of immune deficiency will be seen in the Paediatric Immunology Clinic.

If there is a strong family history of an inherited immune deficiency, GP referral is accepted directly to the Paediatric Immunology Clinic

Please note: Allergy referrals go directly to the Paediatric Allergy Clinic.

Departments

Paediatric Respiratory Service for Integrated Respiratory-Immunology Care: Provides 4 MDT clinics per annum for joint respiratory immunology management with specialist respiratory physiotherapy review
Secretary: Tracey White
Tel: 01223 256291
Children’s Services | Box 267

Paediatric Haematology Service for Integrated Haematology-Immunology Care, Ad hoc joint reviews at paediatric day unit or clinic 6.
Contact: Clare Clark
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department
Box 181
Cambridge University Hospital
Tel: 01223 216692

Roald Dahl Paediatric Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Independent Prescriber
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department
Box 181
Cambridge University Hospital
Tel: 01223 216692
clare.clark6@nhs.net

Paediatric Frequent Infection Clinic: For primary care and in-region referrals for children with frequent infection
Contact: Dr Ruth Clay
Consultant Paediatrician

Additional Resources

Networked service:

Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Third Party Websites:

https://www.ukpin.org.uk/ - Advancing care in primary immunodeficiency

http://www.piduk.org/ - Supporting families affected by primary immune deficiency

https://ukpips.org.uk/ - Improving the lives of people with primary immune deficiency

https://www.maxappeal.org.uk/ - Improving the lives of 22q11 families

https://primaryimmune.org/ - USA based website providing useful additional information for patients and families affected by immune deficiency

http://www.info4pi.org/ - The Jeffrery Modell Foundation: international charity supporting patients and families affected by immune deficiency