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Call to have spare adreline autoinjectors in UK schools
EFA Member Allergy UK has published the results of a survey to gather patient views on the availability of adrenaline auto injectors on educational establishments. Adrenaline auto-injector devices are ...

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Many UK takeaways do not comply with allergen labelling legislation
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has recently published a report showing many takeaways in the United Kingdom are still not adhering to the new EU food allergy regulations, putting peop ...

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Unsafe prescribing increases risk of life threatening asthma attacks
Last year’s National Review of Asthma Deaths highlighted prescribing errors in nearly half of asthma deaths in primary care (47%) in the United Kingdom. Now new analysis from EFA Member Asthma UK, bas ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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EFA Members News (February 2015)
Patient-led initiatives not only bring meaningful results for patients, but also broader support. In February, EFA Dutch Member Longfonds was awarded with a significant donation to fund their e-nose p ...

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EFA Members news (January 2015)
Patients took the floor in national televisions in January. Allergy UK closely worked with BBC to feature the anxiety of parents of little allergic children and Bulgarian ABBA shown the patients disco ...

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EFA Members news (November 2014)
As part of our Membership strategy, in October and November we met with potential members in Hungary, associations representing people with allergy and respiratory diseases in the United Kingdom, and  ...

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EFA Members news - Summer 2014
Annual EFA training for members on the EU coming up in October “Meet and Greet the EU Institutions” is EFA’s annual training available for members on the functioning of the European Union and its po ...

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EFA Member News - October 2013
EFA’s Alignment Meeting with the Maltese Asthma Society On the 28th of September, EFA’s President Breda Floodalong with Executive Officer Susanna Palkonen and Membership & Programme Officer David  ...

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EFA Member News - Summer 2013
ASI Welcomes Minister for Health’s Commitment to Tobacco-Free Ireland by 2025 The Asthma Society of Ireland has welcomed the Minister for Health and Children James Reilly TD’s commitment to a tobacco  ...

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Member News - May 2013
Finland’s position on TPD in favour of strengthening provision The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation succeeded in stirring the Finnish government into adopting a general position on the Tobacco Pr ...

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Member news - April 2013
EFA “Meet and Greet the European Union Institutions 2013” Training  This year’s “Meet and Greet the European Union Institutions” training combines basic and advanced training to participants. All ...

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Member News - October 2012
EFA member Allergy UK has published a new magazine for healthcare professionals and EFA meets soon-to-be member RESPIRA in Portugal. Allergy UK launches new HCP magazine Allergy Today Allergy UK has j ...

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Member News: Allergy UK appoints new Chief Executive
2012 will be an exciting year for EFA member Allergy UK, which is pleased to announce the election of Jim Bennett as its new Chief Executive. Having worked in the charity sector for over 17 years, J ...

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Are you in control of your asthma, or is it in control?
Asthma UK launched the Asthma Control Test? on World Asthma Day. The Test is a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. Just 1 in 5 adul ...

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Wednesday 8 March 2006: National No Smoking Day in the UK
This year’s National No Smoking Day in the UK focuses on cessation and how to stop smoking, which is particularly relevant following the decision last month that UK workplaces including bars and resta ...

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Asthma UK launches Asthma Control Test
On World Asthma Day on 2 May 2006, Asthma UK is launching the Asthma Control TestTM, a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. The rati ...

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Asthma UK launches media campaign on seriousness of asthma
There are 5.2 million people with asthma in the UK alone. This means that one in five households has a person with asthma. On 6 March, Asthma UK launches its first ever television advertising campaign ...

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UK workplaces to go smokefree!
On 15 February 2005, UK MPs voted in favour of comprehensive smokefree legislation covering all workplaces, including restaurants and pubs selling food. These will have to have a ban in place by summe ...

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