Sleep respiratory service (UCH) 

The sleep service at UCH is run within the department of Thoracic Medicine. We have particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of ventilatory disorders during sleep, including obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, sleep disordered breathing and assessment of respiratory failure. We offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment options. We have established links with bariatric services in UCH and ENT services at the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, ensuring that we can offer a truly multidisciplinary service for this group of patients.

Services Offered:

  • Home sleep studies
  • Inpatient sleep studies
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) provision
  • Assessment for nocturnal oxygen
  • Blood gases

Patients with sleep respiratory disorders are reviewed in a dedicated clinic allowing an expert and consistent approach to their management. Patients can be screened using home sleep equipment or in dedicated sleep study beds. Patients with confirmed obstructive sleep apnoea are offered treatment with CPAP. These patients are supported by an open access service to the sleep technicians.

Relevant NHS e-Referral Service (formally Choose and Book referrals) terms:

  • Conditions Treated: Patients with sleep respiratory disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Exclusions: Children
  • Suggested Investigations: Body Mass Index
Dr Fionnuala Crummy Respiratory Medicine, Sleep respiratory service (UCH)
Dr Himender Makker Respiratory Medicine, Sleep respiratory service (UCH)

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