This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing drug allergy in adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover treating acute allergic reactions to drugs. Emergency treatment for severe, life‑threatening allergic reactions is covered in NICE’s quality standard for anaphylaxis.

Keeping quality standards up to date

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Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards