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Oxford Interstitial Lung Disease Service

Specialist centre for the diagnosis, management and ongoing care of people with Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD).

We provide:

  • diagnosis of ILD conditions
  • access to diagnostic testing
  • specialist therapies (Pirfenidone and Nintedanib) for some conditions
  • specialist ILD Nurse support via helpline
  • multidiciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment when needed
  • opportunities to take part in research trials
  • referrals for lung transplants in suitable cases.

Our specialist ILD team has a wealth of experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of Interstitial Lung Diseases.

We offer the highest level of specialist care for patients at all stages of ILD, from those newly diagnosed, to those in clinical trials all the way to those with more advanced disease requiring lung transplantation.

Our multidiciplinary team (MDT)

Some ILDs have underlying conditions, and this calls for a multidiciplinary approach. The ILD MDT has a weekly meeting to discuss both inpatients and outpatients. Such specialist discussions help with improved diagnosis and future treatment planning.

The MDT meeting is attended by:

  • specialist clinicians
  • a Radiologist
  • a Pathologist
  • a Rheumatologist
  • a Physiotherapist
  • a Nurse.

Our team

Medical team

  • Dr Rachel Hoyles
    ILD Consultant (Clinical Lead)
  • Dr Ling-Pei Ho
    ILD Consultant (Academic Lead)
    Special interest: sarcoidosis
  • Dr Peter Saunders
    ILD Consultant
  • Dr Emily Fraser
    ILD Consultant
  • Prasanjanie Jayasinhe
    ILD Fellow

Multidiciplinary team

  • Dr Rachel Bennamore
    ILD Radiologist
  • Prof Fergus Gleeson
    ILD Radiologist
  • Dr Heiko Psechl
    ILD Radiologist
  • Dr Louise Wing
    ILD Radiologist
  • Dr Mark McCole
    ILD Pathologist
  • Dr Slaveya Yancheva
    ILD Pathologist
  • Hannah Dewey
    Respiratory Medicine Physiotherapist

Nursing team

  • Karen Parsons
    ILD Specialist Nurse
  • Carmine Ruggiero
    ILD Specialist Nurse
  • Fiona Lindsay
    ILD Specialist Nurse
  • Nicola Bracey
    ILD Specialist Nurse
  • Shakila Hussain
    ILD Clinical Support Worker

Secretarial and Administration team

  • Linda Kelly
    ILD Medical Secretary
  • Chloe Addison
    ILD Medical Secretary
  • Ankita Acharya
    ILD MDT Co-ordinator

Contact us


Bernadette Barthelmy
Assistant Patient Pathway Administrator

Tel: 01865 225252

  • Appointment queries
  • Request copies of letters/reports
  • Ask if results have been reported
  • Update your contact details / GP details.

Clinical queries


For clinical queries related to your lung disease - please state your query clearly and include your:

  • full name
  • NHS number or MRN
  • date of birth.

We aim to respond within five working days.

For urgent issues call NHS 111, your GP or 999 if appropriate.


Lung conditions

Disability / carer support


Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

People aged over 16 and under State Pension age with a long-term physical or mental health condition, who have difficulty doing certain everyday tasks, may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Attendance Allowance

People of State Pension age with long-term illness or disability may be entitled to Attendance Allowance.

Pulmonary fibrosis and benefits

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis has produced a short guide to social security benefits for people affected by pulmonary fibrosis:

Pulmonary fibrosis and benefits (pdf) - Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Travel insurance

You may need to go to a specialist provider for travel insurance.

Mental wellbeing

TalkingSpace Plus

TalkingSpace Plus is a free, confidential NHS service for adults in Oxfordshire, to help people feeling stressed, anxious or low. You can self-refer online.

TalkingSpace Plus - Oxford Health

OUH Patient Portal

Patient Portal 'Health for Me'

Last reviewed:28 May 2024