We provide services for most respiratory conditions and are one of the largest departments in south west London. Our specialist outpatient clinics, which are run at both St Helier and Epsom Hospital, include:
- Asthma (including multidisciplinary assessment)
- Chronic obstructive airways disease (including multidisciplinary assessment)
- Interstitial lung diseases
- Lung cancer
- Pleural diseases
- Cough clinic
- Oxygen assessment
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Dedicated specialist nurse clinics including aiways clinics
- Smoking cessation
We also provide a range of diagnostic services and have close links with other specialties such as allergy/immunology, thoracic surgery and oncology as well as national reference centres (Royal Brompton Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals).
Epsom and St Helier hospitals: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
For appointment queries, please contact 020 8296 2968
You can also contact the team at St Helier on 020 8296 2401/ esth.respiratoryPODSTH@nhs.net
You can also contact the team at Epsom on 01372 735 293/ esth.respiratoryPODEGH@nhs.net
For TB advice and queries please contact the TB team on 020 8296 3254
All clinics are held at the locations below. Please check your appointment letter and make a note of which location your appointment is booked for.
Clinics are by appointment only.
St Helier Hospital
Powell and Springall units, Ground floor, F block (Ferguson House)
Clinics are held daily.
- See St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children for information to help you plan your journey.
- St Helier Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children site map [pdf] 1MB
Oaks or Derby suite (outpatient departments) Ground floor, A block (Headley Wing)
Clinics are held daily.
Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Tel: 01372 73 5293
Meet the team
Clinical Lead for the Department of Respiratory Medicine: Dr Shakil Rahman
Dr Shakil Rahman, Respiratory Consultant Physician (special interest in ILD and Sub-Dean SGUL) – Clinical Lead for Respiratory
Dr Veronica Varney, Respiratory Consultant Physician, (special interest in Allergy)
Dr Rebecca Lawrence - Associate Specialist in Respiratory Medicine
Dr Thomas Medveczky, Respiratory Consultant Physician, (special interest in Asthma/ COPD and Integrated Care) – Clinical Director for Inpatient Medicine, St Helier Hospital
Dr Praveen Molanguri, Respiratory Consultant Physician (special interest in ILD and non-invasive ventilation)
Dr Jonathan Ratoff, Respiratory Consultant Physician (special interest Pleural Disease and Lung Cancer) – Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine
Dr Claire Wells, Respiratory Consultant Physician (special interest Pleural Disease and Lung Cancer) – Clinical Lead for Lung Cancer
Respiratory Nurse Specialists
Helen Parnell, Lead Respiratory Nurse
Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists
Louise O'Connor - Lead Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist
Faye Crathern - Macmillan Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tollene Riley - Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist
Helen Tighe - Lung Clinical Nurse Specialist (on secondment)
Tuberculosis Nurse Specialists
Helen Tighe (on secondment)
Specialist Registrars, Hospital doctors and Medical students
As a teaching hospital we have doctors who are undergoing their specialist training in Respiratory Medicine or General Medicine, as well as medical students from St George's Medical School, University of London. Sometimes medical students may be present during your appointment. Please tell the doctor or nurse in charge if you do not wish for a student to be present.
Your GP, Practice Nurses or Hospital Consultant can refer you to the service. GPs and other clinicians can read more about referring to our services or can contact the service using the details below.
For our St Helier administration team please contact:
Tel: 020 8296 2401
For our Epsom administration team please contact:
Tel: 01372 735293