About our respiratory service

Alongside diagnosis and treatment for general chest problems, our team provides specialist respiratory services for inpatients and outpatients.

Conditions we treat

We see a broad range of respiratory conditions in our general clinics and our consultants have a breadth of specialist interests including: asthma, COPD, sarcoid, interstitial lung disease, respiratory infections, pleural disease and pulmonary vascular disease.

Diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis at our TB clinic – the largest in North Central London.

We have dedicated multi-disciplinary lung cancer service with provision of CT-guided lung biopsies, pleural ultrasound and diagnostics, bronchoscopy & endobronchial ultrasound lists twice a week. There is additional support in the lung cancer clinic from a thoracic surgeon based at University College London Hospital who undertakes one clinic a week and our in house clinical & medical oncology teams.

There is a dedicated sleep & non-invasive ventilation service to assess patients at home or in hospital and facilities to initiate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bi-level (BIPAP) treatment and follow up. 

Our physiology team are able to provide full respiratory function testing including: bronchial provocation challenges, oxygen for flying assessment and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.

Respiratory clinics are held on weekday mornings and afternoons, co-located with X-ray and lung function facilities.

Refer a patient

GP referral via e-RS

As part of the new NHS standard contract, we only accept referrals from GPs to consultant-led clinics through the e-RS.  Faxed or paper referrals will be rejected and will not be posted.

For rejected referrals, the GP will be informed that their referral has been rejected.  It will then be the responsibility of the referring GP to resubmit the referral using e-RS.

NHS e-Referral service

If you wish to refer a patient, you can do it using the NHS e-Referral service (e-RS).

You can view available appointment slots and book the appointment before your patient leaves the surgery. If there are no clinic slots are available via e-RS, you can still refer your patient to us by selecting the ‘defer to provider’ option on e-RS.

If the patient wants to arrange the appointment outside of the surgery, please make sure you give them their booking reference number and e-RS password.         

Patient transport

Please remember it is the GP's responsibility to assess the clinical need for any initial patient transport and for the provision of that first visit.

Meet our team

  • Dr Himender Makker – consultant in respiratory medicine; lung cancer, sleep
  • Dr Ian Moonsie – consultant in respiratory medicine; COPD, NIV, TB
  • Dr Zaheer Mangera - consultant in respiratory medicine; lung cancer lead
  • Dr Bhagyashree Jayaraman - consultant in respiratory medicine; ILD, sarcoid
  • Dr Chris Valerio - consultant in respiratory medicine; 
  • Dr Carl Reynolds - consultant in respiratory medicine; asthma, sarcoid
  • Dr Jessica Potter - consultant in respiratory medicine; TB
  • Dr Jennifer Carlsson consultant in respiratory medicine; airways disease
  • Dr Stefan Lozewicz – consultant in respiratory medicine; TB
  • Janine Loft - nurse specialist; sleep & NIV
  • Kris Spurling - principal respiratory physiologist
  • Ms Dorina Uwase - service manager
  • Mr Marvin Kibuuka - deputy service manager