The Respiratory Service at our Chest Centre diagnoses and treats respiratory conditions including general chest diseases, asthma, tuberculosis, sleep apnoea, vocal cord dysfunction, neuromuscular disorders (MND), interstitial lung disease and cancer.
The asthma airways clinic is the first of its kind in Lancashire and south Cumbria, and one of only two in the UK. The clinic has a specialist chest physician, dedicated speech and language therapist, asthma nurse specialist, psychology and physiotherapy input, and delivers assessment and treatment for severe asthma sufferers and patients with undiagnosed cough and breathlessness.
The respiratory team comprises specialist consultants and specialist nurses, and works with the paediatric team to provide respiratory care for children.
Outpatient clinics are held daily.
You can access the Respiratory Service via a referral from your GP
- About the team
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Professor Mohammed Munavvar
Consultant Chest Physician / Interventional Pulmonologist
Dr Sharada Gudur
Dr Yussef Haider
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Sarah MacRae
01772 523093 (Secretary)
Dr Syed Basharath Mehdi
Consultant Respiratory Physician and Lung Cancer Lead
Dr Emily Nuttall
Dr Kathryn Prior
- Good news from Respiratory
Dr Mohammed Munavvar, our Respiratory Consultant, has been appointed the President (Elect) of the European Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (EABIP.)
He has been working as the Secretary of the EABIP for the past two years, and was elected to the post of President-Elect last month. In this role, he will be responsible for driving and coordinating educational, as well as research initiatives, in conjunction with other members of the executive committee. This is the first time that a UK Chest Physician has been appointed to this post.
The EABIP is an organisation with members from all over the world, which promotes education and research in the field of advanced, minimal access/ keyhole procedures for lung conditions. It organises European and worldwide conferences and courses to evaluate, educate and exchange knowledge in the field.
Dr Munavvar’s elevation to the post of President-Elect provides further opportunities for scientific collaboration with other centres in Europe and beyond in the evaluation of cutting edge technologies with a view to bringing them to our hospitals, and making them available to our patients.
Dr Munavvar said: “I found it truly humbling to be appointed as the President-Elect of EABIP. I consider it a fitting reward and recognition for the tremendous hard work of the entire multidisciplinary team involved with the practice of Interventional Pulmonology at our hospitals, especially my nursing colleagues in the endoscopy unit at our Preston site. The organisation is considered a national/international referral and training centre in Interventional Pulmonology. I am truly excited about assuming the post of President, and hope to expand and enhance the collaborative clinical, educational and research work that we carry out across Europe, for the benefit of our patients.”
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