Dr Jim Hinds MBBS MRCGP MSc
GMC registration number 4448538
I am a General Practitioner with a specialist interest in allergy. I have a Masters degree in allergy from Imperial College London and currently I work in the adult allergy service at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool. As a GP I have over 15 years of experience. This places me in a strong position to help you identify what your symptoms may represent even if they are not allergy based. I am a member of the British Society of Allergy and Immunology.
There are a shortage of allergy services in the UK which translates to long waiting times for appointments. A significant number of patients I see in the NHS do not have an allergy and could be managed much earlier and more efficiently. Unfortunately there is a lack of funding in allergy services so this situation is unlikely to change. In addition current working practices are rigid and difficult to change.
I shall give you an honest appraisal of your symptoms and I shall not test you unnecessarily.
I would advise that you read my comments regarding “do I have an allergy? ” before making an appointment.