The East Yorkshire Adult Immunology and Allergy Unit provides a comprehensive clinical service to a population of East Yorkshire and North and North East Lincolnshire as well as parts of North, West and South Yorkshire.

We consult patients with allergic and immunological conditions such as hay fever, food allergies, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiencies. Our clinics are run by highly experienced doctors and nurse specialists and include the following:

  • General Allergy Clinics

    To investigate patients with common allergies such as hay fever, asthma, food allergy, urticaria (rash) and angioedema (swelling).

  • Allergen Immunotherapy Clinic

    To perform subcutaneous or sublingual desensitisation with allergens to patients with major inhalant and insect venom sensitivities.

  • Anaphylaxis Clinic

    To investigate patients suffering with systemic allergic reactions and provide expert training in the use of self-injectable adrenaline devices.

  • Drug Allergy Clinic

    To investigate adverse reactions to prescribed and over the counter medications. Referral form for suspected in-hospital or peri-operative anaphylaxis

  • General Immunology Clinic

    For patients with suspected autoimmune conditions, primary or secondary immunodeficiencies and hereditary angioedema.

  • Immunoglobulin Infusion Clinic

    To support hospital based immunoglobulin replacement therapy for patients with diagnosed antibody deficiency and to provide home therapy training to patients willing to have their immunoglobulin treatment at home.

In our day to day practice we collaborate with other departments including chest medicine, ENT, rheumatology, dermatology, gastroenterology and infectious diseases.

The work of the department is supported by a highly specialised Immunology Laboratory conducting a wide range of tests to diagnose allergic and immunological conditions.

Referral Documentation

Did you know...?
Our department is actively involved in teaching medical students and we participate in several research projects including international multi-centre trials.

We are one of the largest allergy centres in UK providing sublingual (oral) desensitisation with inhalant allergens.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Contact Us

  • Nurses Helpline:
    01482 461079

    Current patients only
    Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 6.00pm
  • Secretaries Helpline:
    01482 461312
    01482 461297
    Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

Key Contacts


Dr Pavels Gordins,
Consultant in Allergy and Immunology Full time
Dr Sujoy Khan,
Consultant in Allergy and Immunology
Clinical Lead
Full time
Dr Anna McHugh,
FRCPath, PhD, (MSc and BSc)
Consultant Clinical Scientist Full time

Specialty Doctor

Dr Parvathy Santhosh,
MRCP MD (Derm)
Specialty Doctor Immunology and Allergy Full time


Kristine Emsell,
BSc (Hons) MSc
Senior Clinical Scientist Full time
Dr Reenam Khan,
Specialist Trainee Allergy and Clinical Immunology Full time

Nursing Staff

Beverley Fish Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 7 Full time
Rebecca Avison Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 7 Full time
Sarah Sholtysek Clinical Nurse Specialist, Band 7 Full time
Ian Carrasco Staff Nurse, Band 5 Full time
Kathryn Frost Auxiliary Nurse, Band 2 Full time

Secretaries / Administrators

Sarah Dawson Senior Administrator Part time 22.5 hours
Siobhan Corlass Administrator Part time 22.5 hours
Julianne Triffit Care Coordinator, band 4 Part time 16 hours
Michelle Uttley Care Coordinator, band 4 Part time 16 hours

Current Vacancies

Consultant in Immunology and Allergy Full time