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MHRA Drug Safety Update, August 2017 recommends that healthcare professionals should prescribe two adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) to adults and children with allergies who are at risk of having a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). The guidance also recommends that people should carry their twoÂ AAI devices on them at all times.Â
Guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care, which was issued to schools last year, states that from 1 October 2017 schools in England are allowed to purchase AAI devices without a prescription, for emergency use on children who are at risk of anaphylaxis but whose own device is not available or not working. Therefore schools are responsible for purchasing their own emergency stocks of AAIs and no additional AAIs will be prescribed by GPs for storage at school.