- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Paediatric immunology, infectious diseases & allergy
- Video and telephone consultations
Adam sees patients with the full range of allergic disorders and is particularly interested in eczema and food allergy as well as food allergy desensitisation, both for foods (including peanut, milk, egg, sesame and tree nuts) as well as environmental allergens such as pollens, dust mites and pets and he is actively involved in research in these areas. Together with two colleagues he established The Food Allergy Immunotherapy Centre at Great Ormond St Hospital in 2021, where he initiated the first patient in the world, outside of the US, on Palforzia (the first licenced food allergy desensitisation product) in October 2021. www.thefoodallergyimmunotherapycentre.com
Adam read Medicine and Neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College, London. After specialist training in Paediatric Allergy in 2006, he was one of the founding consultants of what is now one of Europe’s largest specialist Allergy services, at St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. Adam spent 9 years as clinical lead for Allergy (Adult & Paediatric) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, during which time the service was recognised as an International Centre of Excellence by both the World Allergy Organisation and GALEN (European Asthma & Allergy Network). He is also a Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and the founding Director of the KCL Allergy Academy, a postgraduate educational programme, which was a finalist at the BMJ Awards in 2018.
Adam was elected President of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, the first Paediatrician to hold this position, from October 2018 until 2021. He remains a Trustee and took on the role of Chair of the National Allergy Strategy Group, working closely with the Department of Health & Social Care, from July 2022.
Adam was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ from Allergy UK in 2007. His doctoral thesis on peanut allergy received the Raymond Horton Smith prize from Cambridge University in 2012 and he was included in The Times ‘Britain’s 100 Best Children’s Doctor’s’ (2012). Adam received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in 2015 and a National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health in 2016 and 2020. Adam has lectured around the world, made numerous documentaries, published over 100 research articles including in top medical journals and appears regularly in TV and print media, including as a regular contributor on ITV ‘This Morning’.
Adam’s private practice, Allergy London was awarded 'Best Allergy Clinic - London' in the 2019 Global Health & Pharma Private Healthcare Awards and Best Allergy Testing Specialists in the 2020 Private Healthcare Awards. He was also recognised by Doctify for 'Excellent Patient Experience' in 2018 and was one of 29 specialists to receive the ‘Top Doctors award’ in 2018 from Top Doctors website, voted for by other doctors, asked to nominate who they would choose to go to if they had a problem, or who they would recommend for friends and family. He was also listed in the most recent ‘The Tatler Doctors List’ (2013) of the best 250 UK private medical consultants. Allergy London, his practice, is top rated at 4.9/5 on Trustpilot, where all his patients are asked to post a review.
Areas of interest
Paediatric allergy; Food Allergy (including gastrointestinal allergy), Food Allergy Desensitisation, Eczema; Asthma & wheeze, Allergic rhinitis & hayfever; Drug & Venom allergy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Joint Clinical Lead & Consultant Paediatric Allergist,
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Reader in Paediatric Allergy, King's College London
Honorary Consultant, Gt Ormond St Hospital
Immunotherapy (desensitisation) and food allergy.
Currently site Principal Investigator for 2 multicentre intervention trials (GAP & PRESTO).
I have 2 small children....
2016 - National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health
2015 - William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
2013 - Listed in The Tatler Doctor's Guide
2012 - Raymond Horton Smith Prize – (University of Cambridge) for best thesis submitted for degree of Doctor of Medicine
2012 - Listed in ‘The Times: Britain’s 100 Top Children’s Doctors’
2007 - ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ by Al
Fox AT et al. Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) care pathway for food allergy in children. Arch Dis Child 2011;96:i25-i29.
Du Toit G, Meyer R, Shah N, Heine RG, Thomson M, Lack G, Fox AT. Identifying and Managing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy. Arch Dis Child 2010 Oct;95(5):134-44.
FoxAT et al. Household Peanut Consumption as a risk factor for the development of peanut allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Feb;123(2):417-23.
Courses offered to GPs
- Doctor of Medicine University of Cambridge 2011
- Postgraduate Diploma in Allergy University of Southampton 2007
- FRCPCH RCPCH 2011
- MSc in Clinical Paediatrics University College, London 2002
- MB, BS University College, London 1996
- MA(Hons) Medicine & Neuroscience University of Cambridge 1993
- Level 7 Introductory Executive Diploma in Management Chartered Management Institute 2006
- Fellowship of Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy 2006
Reference number 4312583
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Trustee & Past President British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2023
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Paediatric Allergy , 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology: Trustee & Past President
Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health: Fellow
American Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: Fellow
European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: Member
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Skin prick test (including reporting) - (>50)
Patch testing (inclusive of application, reading and reporting) - (>50)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)