Joint Committee on Immunology & Allergy
This Committee is joint between The Royal College of Pathologists and The Royal College of Physicians (London). It advises the parent bodies, or other organisations on their behalf, on matters of mutual interest regarding the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.
Administration of the JCIA is divided between the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Royal College of Pathologists and is currently administered by RCPath until January 2017.
“Shape of training” review
There are two separate curricula for Allergy and for Immunology (the latter also includes allergy training and the requirement to complete MRCPath Immunology /Immunopathology). These lead to separate CCST awards, and are supervised by separate committees at JCHMT. As the RCP in considers how best to ensure that this large review, (affecting all medical specialties) meets the needs of GIM (general internal medicine 24/7), our committee is developing modular training components to ensure that workforce needs for allergy, immunology (including immunodeficiency), and laboratory immunopathology are all met.
Clinical service accreditation
Clinical service accreditation schemes have been developing over the last few years and are now at an advanced stage for both allergy patients and separately for Immunodeficiency patients. Already evidence is emerging that our peer-agreed, minimum, patient care standards are helping improve quality of care. They will also be a prerequisite for funding and commissioning.
Chair: Dr Shauib Nasser
- Prof William Egner - Chair of Immunology SAC
- Dr Tariq El-shanawamy - Association of Clinical Pathologists
- Dr Tomaz Garcez - UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network
- Dr Bob Goddard - RCP President
- Dr Elizabeth Griffiths - Chair of Allergy SAC
- Dr Sofia Grigoriadou - British Society for Immunology representative
- Dr Rubaiyat Haque - British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology
- Dr Thirumala Krishna - RCP representative
- Dr James Laffan - RCPath Immunology Trainee Representative
- Ms Gemma Mackay - RCP IQAS and QPIDs (co-opted)
- Prof Jo Martin - RCPath President
- Prof Donal O'Donoghue - RCP Registrar
- Dr Prathap Pillai - Commissioning (co-opted)
- Dr Lance Sandle - RCPath Registrar
- Dr Ravishankar Sargur - RCPath representative
- Dr Patrick Yong - RCPath representative