Victoria Timms

Chief Nurse & Clinical Nurse Specialist Paediatric Allergy

Victoria qualified as a Paediatric Nurse in 2003 after completing her nurse training at The University of Leeds. Following this Victoria worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children on a busy general surgical unit and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.  Before specialising in Paediatric Allergy, Victoria gained experience of working as a School Health Advisor, Nurse Counsellor and Sales Account Manager.

Victoria began working in Paediatric Allergy in 2010 when she was a Research Nurse and continued to do so as a Research Sister.  In these roles she supported Allergy Research Studies at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital.  Victoria joined the Children’s Allergy and Dermatology Service at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital in 2012 as a Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist being the lead nurse for clinical trial studies (GAP, PRESTO and ASSIGN), the Yellow Fever Vaccination Service for children with egg allergy and the lead nurse for supporting the Nurse Consultant and Clinical Nurse specialists in the provision and delivery of the sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy service.  Within the three years Victoria was a Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialist, she managed and supervised food and drug challenges, the Allergy and Dermatology Outpatients department, junior staff and nursing students; performed skin prick testing, spirometry, exhaled nitrous oxide testing and administered vaccinations, subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy.

In 2015 Victoria joined the Children’s Allergy Research Unit at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital as a Clinical Research Sister to amalgamate her allergy and research experience.   In her 3 years within the Allergy Research Unit Victoria had the experience of supporting the Palisade and ARTEMIS oral immunotherapy for peanut studies, she was the Lead/Joint Lead Nurse for the management and provision of a variety of allergy research studies, was one of the Clinical Research Sisters who was responsible for the day to day management and supervision of clinical activity on the unit, managed and supported junior staff and nursing students, and supported recruitment and retention of children and their families who participated in allergy research studies.

In 2018 Victoria rejoined the Children’s Allergy Service at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Allergy before moving full time to support, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, leading private allergy clinics in London seeing patients from around the world.  Victoria has worked within Professor Adam Fox’s private practice Allergy London since 2013 and was the Lead Nurse for The Food Allergy Immunotherapy Centre assisting in opening the PALFORZIA peanut desensitisation service at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2021.

Victoria has been nominated for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses and an Allergy UK Hero Award in the Health Care Professional Category.

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