As of 1st October 2017 a change in the law will allow Adrenaline Auto-Injectors in Schools without Prescription.
The Human Medicines Regulation 2012 will allow schools to purchase without prescription from suppliers for use in an anaphylactic emergency.
The ongoing rise of food allergies in the young are posing a significant risk for schools. They can then be faced with a life threatening situation which needs urgent intervention. Statistics show one in five fatal food related allergic reactions in children happen at school.
While this is not compulsory, many schools are expected to take advantage of this change in the law.
When we consider the Duty of care for those “at Risk” of anaphylaxis. It is hoped that there will be an increase in awareness and staff training to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in school.
For a parent of a child at risk from anaphylaxis this represents an important reassurance that their child will have emergency treatment available on the school premises and we are delighted that our campaign has delivered the result we hoped for.”