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New legislation was passed in Westminster this week to allow schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. AAI devices deliver a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

Government to amend the Human Medicines Act to allow schools to buy AAIs from a pharmaceutical supplier, without prescription, for use in emergencies.

“The rise in food allergy among young people is posing a significant risk for schools who can be faced with a life threatening situation which needs urgent action.

One in five fatal food-allergic reactions in children happen at school.

While not compulsory, we are sure that many schools will take advantage of this change in the interests of their duty of care for those children who are at risk of anaphylaxis.

The change is likely to increase awareness and staff training to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in school.

The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017.

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