Dr Thomas Medveczky and a patient performing a spirometry breathing test

Respiratory medicine

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
  • Sarcoidosis
  • 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).

Opening hours and location

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.

Office hours: 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Tel: 020 8296 2401
Fax: 020 8296 3163

TB advice and referrals
Tel: 020 8296 3254

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] 2MB

Epsom Hospital

Oaks or Derby suite (outpatient departments) ground floor, block A (Headley Wing)

Clinics are held daily.

Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Tel: 01372 73 5293
Fax: 01372 73 5952

See Epsom Hospital for information to help you plan your journey.

Epsom Hospital map [pdf] 2MB

Meet the team

Consultants

Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine: Dr Thomas Medveczky

St Helier Hospital
  • Dr Vanessa Kahr, consultant (special interest Tuberculosis), Trust Quality Lead
  • Dr Thomas Medveczky, consultant (special interest Asthma/ COPD and Integrated Care)
  • Dr Shanthi Paramothayan, consultant (special interest Lung cancer), Associate Medical Director
  • Dr Veronica Varney, consultant (special interest Allergy and General Respiratory Medicine)
Epsom Hospital
  • Dr Praveen Molanguri, consultant (Acute Medicine and Respiratory Medicine)
  • Dr Shakil Rahman, consultant (Trust Audit  Lead)
  • Dr Jonathan Ratoff, consultant (Trust Cancer Lead) 
  • Dr Claire Wells, consultant

Respiratory nurse specialists

  • Helen Parnell, lead respiratory nurse
  • Virginia Quirke
  • Claire Kearon
  • Patricia Lowe
  • Joanna McCarthy (Epsom)
  • Angela Miers (Epsom)
  • Vanessa Mulgrew (Epsom) 

Lung cancer nurse specialists

  • Helen Tighe (St Helier)
  • Maria Soya-Bongay (Epsom)

Tuberculosis nurse specialists

  • Preseetha Jidesh
  • Katherine Bintley

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 student 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.

Referrals

Your GP, practice nurses or hospital consultant can refer you to the service. GPs and other clinicans 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
Fax: 020 8296 3163

For our Epsom administration team please contact:

Tel: 01372 735293
Fax: 01372 735952

Lung cancer referral form [doc] 53KB

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Outpatient Booking Centre

Our Outpatient Booking Centre makes it easier to book, amend or cancel outpatient appointments at our hospitals. 

If you need to make, change or cancel your appointment, please call our Outpatient Booking Centre on 020 8296 2968

For follow-up appointments, please contact the service directly. 

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