Working life (allergy)

This page provides useful information about the roles and responsibilities of allergists, where they work, who they work with and what they feel about their role.

Allergy specialists are mostly based in tertiary referral centres such as major hospitals with a wide range of specialty services and teaching hospitals.

How your time is spent

A typical day for a specialty registrar involves arriving just after 8am to do essential administrative work and talk to colleagues. They may have morning and afternoon clinics for different types of cases such as drug allergy challenge clinics or adult allergy clinics.

When they do not have a second clinic, they may take part in allergy team meeting with the consultants and allergy specialist nurses to discuss interesting cases or they may do further administration, audit and teaching before finishing around 5pm.

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