Respiratory Medicine  

Our thoracic/respiratory medicine service offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical service for adults with conditions affecting the respiratory tract. At UCLH, we provide both a diagnostic and an interventional bronchoscopy service. Respiratory medicine is supported by respiratory and lung cancer nurse specialists, physiotherapists, a fully equipped lung function and sleep laboratory service, as well as excellent radiology, nuclear medicine and onsite thoracic surgery services. Multidisciplinary meetings are held for patients with lung malignancies and for those with interstitial lung disease.  Our services include:
  • Early lung cancer detection with autofluorescence bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound
  • Fibreoptic bronchoscopy
  • Full lung function testing and exercise testing
  • Home and ambulatory oxygen assessment
  • Radiology: CT, USS, fusion PET-CT, MRI, bone scan
  • Radiology guided lung biopsies
  • Sleep studies
  • Therapeutic rigid bronchoscopy – laser, endobronchial and tracheal stenting, brachytherapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT) thoracotomy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • VATS pleural biopsy and pleurodesis.
  • Joint rheumatology/lung clinics for patients with lung damage and underlying collagen vascular disease

Conditions treated

We care for patients with:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Interstitial lung disease: including all forms of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections and bronchiectasis
  • Pleural disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep respiratory disorders
  • Collagen vascular disease associated lung disorders

Service statistics

We see approximately 7,500 outpatients a year.  We also carry out around 400 day cases each year.

Dr Helen Booth Medical specialties, TB (tuberculosis) service, Respiratory Medicine
Professor Jeremy Brown Respiratory Medicine
Dr Fionnuala Crummy Sleep respiratory service (UCH), Respiratory Medicine
Dr Christian Hasford Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Respiratory Medicine
Dr Himender Makker Sleep respiratory service (UCH), Respiratory Medicine
Dr Joanna Porter Respiratory Medicine
Dr Peter L'Estrange Sleep respiratory service (UCH), Respiratory Medicine
Dr Sam Janes Lung cancer, Medical specialties, Respiratory Medicine
Dr Jeremy George Photodynamic therapy and cancer (PDT), Respiratory Medicine
Dr Neal Navani Respiratory Medicine
Dr Jennifer Quint Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Respiratory Medicine

 Contact details

Respiratory Medicine
University College Hospital
Inpatients
Eighth Floor
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU
University College Hospital
Outpatients and Lung Function Laboratory
1st Floor Podium
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
Lung Cancer Clinic
Huntley Street
London, WC1E 6AG
University College Hospital
Bronchoscopy daycases
Endoscopy Unit
2nd Floor Podium
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9004 / 020 3447 9005 / 020 3447 9102

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9004 / 020 3447 9005
Fax: 020 3447 9476
Email: uclh.respiratorymedicine@nhs.net / uclh.copd@nhs.net

Service manager - Tamsyn Elder
Email: tamsyn.elder@uclh.nhs.uk

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