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Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine covers many areas.

We look after patients with the following conditions.

Such patients usually suffer from:

  • breathlessness
  • cough
  • coughing up blood (haemoptysis)
  • chest pain
  • in the case of sleep apnoea, excessive daytime sleepiness.

There are supporting specialist nurses for the following conditions.

  • Bronchiectasis and Cystic fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural diseases and mesothelioma
  • Sleep and ventilation disorders
  • Tuberculosis

Main services

Find us and contact us

Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine is based at the Churchill Hospital (outpatients, lung function laboratory), John Radcliffe Hospital (Respiratory Intervention Service, inpatients and some outpatients) and there is also a service at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Services are best contacted via the secretaries to the consultants according to their area of interest.

Singing for Better Breathing

Lung Health sessions

Laura Overend is a professional singing teacher and practitioner for better breathing, which provides opportunities to help people with respiratory problems.

Singing helps improve breath control, and engages all the right muscles for better breathing, in combination with physical, breathing and vocal exercises.

Laura also works with adults who have developed breathing difficulties after having COVID-19, and who are still recovering from the virus.

Sessions can be arranged online via Zoom at £35 an hour.

If you would like more information, please contact Laura using the details below.


Tel: 07983 436 570

Last reviewed:29 August 2023