All allergy and immunology services in the United Kingdom are invited to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire. This has been designed to obtain information about service provision to inform any guidance for service recovery as the pandemic progresses.
This is a collaborative piece of work from the Improving Quality in Allergy Services (IQAS) and Quality Improvement in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPIDS) accreditation programmes and The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network (UKPIN).
Services have until Tuesday 9 June 2020 to complete the questionnaire. All services that complete the questionnaire will receive a report of the results and the non-identifiable data will be made available on the IQAS and QPIDS websites.
If you have any questions or do not have access to the questionnaire, please email the Royal College of Physicians Accreditation Unit at email@example.com.
In 2019, 35 services completed the QPIDS annual census, making it the largest survey since the initiative began. Individual reports were sent to services so they could benchmark their service against the national results. The report of the national results can be found here.
Approximately 8,700 PID patients were treated by the 35 services responding to the census. The mean number of patients per service was 248. This average has remained relatively stable since the first census in 2017.
Over 1,600 SID patients were treated in 2019. The mean number of SID patients seen by service rose slightly (from 43 to 48) since 2018.
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