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Respiratory medicine

Respiratory medicine is a sub-specialty of medicine encompassing diseases of the airways, lungs, chest wall and breathing.

Services provided

  • Unexplained breathlessness (non cardiac)
  • Abnormal chest x-ray needing further evaluation
  • Chest pain (non cardiac)
  • Chronic cough
  • Complex cardio-respiratory disease
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • 2 week wait referral for suspected lung cancer
  • Suspected lung fibrosis or other interstitial lung disease
  • Respiratory failure
  • Persistent cough
  • Uncontrolled asthma in pregnancy
  • Suspected occupational induced lung disease
  • Patients needing bronchoscopy
  • Pleural diseases
  • Patients with asthma with frequent exacerbations being treated with steroids and step three medication (with normal chest x-ray)
  • Suspected or diagnosed Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with -
    • Diagnostic uncertainty
    • Rapid decline in functional status
    • Severe COPD  
    • Recurrent exacerbations
    • Consideration for maintenance steroids
    • Symptoms disproportionate to lung function deficit
    • Early age onset and/or absence of smoking
    • Recurrent chest infections

Contact the team 

Dr Thomas Pulimood, respiratory consultant: 01284 713843

Dr Ludmila Shulgina, respiratory consultant: 01284 712765

Dr Jessica White, respiratory consultant: 01284 713439

Dr Carolina Caprario, respiratory consultant: 01284 712548

Dr Linda Pearce, respiratory nurse consultant: 01284 712703

Lynne Evans, lung cancer nurse specialist: 01284 713652

Kerri Welham, asthma, TB and interstitial lung disease nurse specialist: 01284 712779

Tracey Cross, lung physiologist: 01284 713509 

Patient information