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Food allergy

Charles Gladwin considers the nature of food allergies and approaches to managing them

This CPD module is about aspects of food allergy that are relevant from a pharmacy perspective. It considers the nature of the condition and approaches to managing it.


To be up to date with the key issues around the cause and management of food allergy.


After completing this module you should be more aware of:

— How food allergies and intolerances are described, and how common they are
— The "Big 8" foods associated with food allergies, and other food cross sensitivities
— Best-practice resources, recommendations and guidance for assessing and managing food allergies
— Pharmaceutical considerations relating to food allergies.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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