Professor Richard Powell

Professor Richard Powell

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Richard Powell at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I have more than 30 years experience in treating immunological conditions including allergy. I remain actively involved in teaching and research. I am the lead author on the recent BSACI Urticaria and Angioedema Guideline.

I have expertise in all aspects of allergic conditions specifically Food reactions (allergy and intolerance), Urticaria, Anaphylaxis, Allergic Rhinitis, Desensitisation, Drug allergy including anaesthetic reactions. I also have an interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related disorders.

I am a member of British Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Standards of Care Committee.

Clinical Interests


Clinical immunology, Urticaria and angioedema (hives and swellings), food reactions including food allergy/Intolerances, anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), Rhinitis (hay fever etc), insect sting allergy, drug reactions/allergy, recurrent infections, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia syndrome

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester Hospital call 0116 214 9150 | Spire Harpenden call 01582 787 058 | Spire Little Aston call 0121 2228 757
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of London / 1971
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / London / 1974
Member Royal College of Physicians - Postgraduate diploma for higher medical training.

FRCP (UK) / London / 1992
Fellow Royal College of Physicians (elected)

DM / Nottingham / 1995
Doctorate of Medicine Nottingham University - Award for postgraduate research

FRCPath (Immunology) / London / 2000
Elected fellow of Royal College of Pathologists based on substantive published research work

Professional memberships

Member and Treasurer of British Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (BSACI)
Member of BSACI Standards of Care Committee
International Fellow of American of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Fellow of the European Academy of Asthma and Clinical Immunology

Professional leadership

I am a member of the Standards of Care Committee at the British Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Hence am involved in maintaining standards of care across the UK through the production of Guidelines for the management of individuals with allergic conditions.

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Current NHS posts

Emeritus Professor of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Nottingham University

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Personal Profile

I enjoy cooking and I have acquired an interest in vegetarian food as I have gained a vegetarian son in law! I enjoy gardening and like having stripes on my lawn! I enjoy cycling and walking. I also have four grandchildren.

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