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Respiratory – Clinical work and support

Out-patient Services
Each consultant shares at least one general out-patient clinic each week. There are also specialist clinics in Asthma and sleep .We have on site cardiopulmonary exercise testing. There will be adequate opportunity for trainees to gain both new and follow-up patient experience.

Acute in-patient services
When on-call the registrar posts are on-call for acute medicine. As the respiratory consultants make a major contribution to General Internal Medicine, these posts benefit from a balance of acute respiratory and acute GIM experience, with exposure to CCU and ITU training opportunities. We oversee the acute inpatient NIV service.

Thoracic Surgery
The unit is supported by consultant thoracic surgeon who based at Guys. We have a video link weekly MDM . At present, thoracic surgical procedures are performed at Guys.

Two weekly lists are undertaken.

The radiology department is well provided with CT scanning, and MRI facilities. A Specialist thoracic radiologist supports the lung cancer service.

Next: Shift practice and rota

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