Yvonne King

Paediatric Allergy Support Nurse


Yvonne started her nursing career at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. After qualifying as an adult nurse, she worked for two years on a female surgical ward. Yvonne had always wanted to be a paediatric nurse so completed her training at Yorkhill Sick Childrens Hospital, Glasgow. Her first paediatric position was at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, working with children from 0-3yrs with both medical and surgical problems. Yvonne became a junior sister on the ward but then, after many years, decided she needed a change. Yvonne then became the Paediatric Allergy Research Nurse working with Dr Clark on a number of food allergy studies, including the Peanut Desensitisation Trials. Currently she works at the Cambridge Peanut Allergy Clinic (CPAC), and the general allergy clinic.