BSACI Guidelines / Standards of Care

The BSACI's Standards of Care Committee (SOCC) develops guidelines for the management of patients with allergic disorders in secondary care as well as initiating and leading national audits in allergy. 

The committee's chair is Dr Andrew Clark.  The committee (Member's list) includes allergy specialists, paediatric allergists, immunologists, GPs, nurse specialists, dietitians and is supported by Dr. Maryam Shayeghi, BSACI Research Officer.  The work undertaken by the SOCC, the guideline group members and the lay person(s) is on an honorary basis although expenses to attend meetings are funded by the Society. The Society does not seek external funding for the production of its guidelines. 

By 2017 SOCC has published 13 guidelines, which are freely available via the menu on the left.  SOCC also leads on nationial allergy audits and is involved in the development of SOPs

The process of guideline development is informed by the AGREE instrument (Appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation) and the SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) 50 guideline developer’s handbook and has been continually adapted and refined. 

NICE  has accredited the process used by the BSACI to produce its patient management guidelines. Accreditation is valid from 2018 until 2023. More information on accreditation can be viewed at

To find out more about the BSACI’s guideline development you can read BSACI Guideline Production Manual (2019)

BSACI Conflicts of Interest Policy BSACI Conflict of Interest Policy (Dec 2018)

Non of the listed PDF files may be offered for commercial sale or for any systematic external distribution by a third party (e.g. a listserve or database connected to a public access server). 

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