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Clinical immunology

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Clinical immunology is the study of diseases caused by problems in the way the body keeps itself healthy.

This page has information about:

  • The services that we provide
  • How to contact us
  • The staff involved

Who are we?

The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals provides a comprehensive clinical immunology service covering the Merseyside and Cheshire region, including the Isle of Man and North Wales.

The Immunology Clinic accepts referrals for people who have suspected immunodeficiency due to problems with repeated infections particularly of the chest or sinuses, or severe or unusual infections.

We also see patients with acquired or hereditary angioedema due to low C1 inhibitor levels.

We offer vaccination for those patients who are found to have low functional and strain specific pneumococcal antibodies and we follow up those patients with Primary Immunodeficiency who receive immunoglobulin replacement therapy.

The Specialist Nurse also maintains a schedule of home visits for those patients who receive treatment at home.

What do we do?

Immunoglobulin Infusion Service

This clinic runs every Tuesday and Friday for those patients diagnosed with a Primary Immunodeficiency requiring replacement treatment with Immunoglobulins.

The clinic is nurse led and takes place up on the Haematology Day Unit (7Y). In addition to this clinic the Specialist Nurse runs a home therapy training clinic every Wednesday for those patients willing and eligible to learn to self infuse at home.

It is not always practicable to have your infusions here at the Royal Liverpool Hospital due to distance you live from the hospital and not all patients are willing to learn to self infuse at home.

We therefore maintain strong links with colleagues in the region's District General Hospitals and provide advice and support for those patients wishing to have their treatment closer to home.

OutPatient Clinic

We have an out patient clinic which runs every Monday morning and afternoon based in the Allergy Clinic, Alexandra Wing in Broadgreen Hospital (pictured).Alternate Text

We see both new patient referrals and follow up patients at this clinic.

The clinic is also where we give vaccination schedules for those patients found to have low functional and strain specific antibodies on blood test.

Being referred

You must be referred to the clinic by letter to Dr. Darroch, Consultant Immunologist, either from your General Practitioner or from another consultant doctor (a tertiary referral).

We do not currently accept choose and book referrals. Letters should be posted to:

Dr. Darroch, Consultant Immunologist,
Department of Immunology,
8th Floor Duncan Building,
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust,
Prescot Street,
Liverpool, L7 8XP.

Or they can be faxed to the secretary, Tricia Fife, 0151 706 5814.

The team

We are a small team comprising:

Consultant Immunologist, Dr. Jim Darroch

Craig Simon our Immunology Nurse Specialist

Secretary Mrs Patricia Fife (Tricia)


Contact us

Clinical Immunology
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
L7 8XP

0151 706 4349