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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 128760, tabled on 20 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his Department’s policy to prioritise the production of NHS guidelines on the diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

Answered on

28 February 2018

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is managed within local allergy clinics commissioned by clinical commissioning groups. A list of allergy clinics can be obtained from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at:

The Royal College of Physician’s Improving Quality in Allergy Services scheme at:

Clinical guidelines are developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) or speciality based colleges and NHS England will ensure this topic is raised with NICE in relation to their consideration of future topics.