Dr José Costa


MD, FRCPCH, PGCert Allergy, PGCert Paed Allergy

GMC number: 6045118


Paediatrics, Allergy

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  • Tuesdays in Leamington Spa
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Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician, Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with over 14 years experience in Paediatrics and over 7 years in Paediatric Allergy.

He is currently the Lead for Paediatric Allergy Services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

He has recently been appointed to become Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Allergy at Warwick Medical School

Dr Costa holds two Post-Graduate Certificates in allergy:

  • Paediatric Allergy, from Instituto de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Catolica, Lisbon/Portugal.
  • Allergy, from Imperial College London, England.

Dr Costa runs several allergy clinics at both Coventry and Rugby, focusing on the diagnosis and management of Food Allergy, Hayfever, Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Angioedema, Eczema and Asthma, with the last two mostly when related to Allergic conditions.

His main focus of interest in Allergy is in Immunotherapy/Desensitization mainly to house dust mites and pollens, being it sublingual or subcutaneous.

He is the co-Author of “Increase in Multiple Nut Reactivity with Increasing Age is Not an Artefact of Incomplete Allergy Testing”, which showed that not introducing nuts that children are not allergic to, will increase their risk of developing allergy to those nuts.

He has further interest into to Paediatric Allergies related research and teaching.

If you would like to enquire about treatment or to book an appointment, please call Liz Taylor on 07949 990798 or email admin@thechildrensallergy.co.uk

Please also see Dr Costa's website for more information - https://www.thechildrensallergy.co.uk/

Special interests

Food allergy, hayfever, eczema, asthma, chronic spontaneous urticaria and chronic spontaneous angioedema.

Other interests

Pollen and house dust mite immunotherapy/desensitization.

Personal interests

Dr Costa enjoys travelling, sightseeing, photography, scuba diving, sports and martial arts.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr José Costa at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Itching (Pruritus) Assessment
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • Allergy testing
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • Skin Prick Testing

Locations Dr José Costa works with

  • The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW

    01926 427971
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Related experience


Early stages of research into diagnostic tools for non-IgE mediated food allergies.


  • Royal College Of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Other posts held

  • Lead for Paediatric Allergy at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Insurers Dr José Costa works with

Dr José Costa works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Police Mutual
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr José Costa does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr José Costa does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr José Costa does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.