Respiratory medicine

The diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the airway and lungs, including asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer and fibrotic lung disease.


Respiratory medicine covers a wide variety of conditions of the airway and lungs, their linings and blood vessels, and the muscles and nerves needed for breathing.

Our respiratory specialists at Cromwell Hospital and Basinghall Clinic treat a range of conditions, including asthma, allergy, septicaemia and pneumonia.

We have comprehensive and sophisticated facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of lung disease.

Our respiratory specialists work as part of multidisciplinary teams with other specialties within the hospital and clinic, from paediatrics to oncology.

Consultations and diagnostics can all be carried out in the same place – cutting down the wait time and progressing you quickly through to specialist treatment.

Our network of nutritionists, physiotherapists and highly trained nursing staff ensures that you get the best all-round care for respiratory conditions.

Related conditions

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung cancer
  • Fibrotic diseases
  • Allergy
  • Septicaemia
  • Connective tissue disorders of the lung

Related diagnostics

At Basinghall Clinic we offer fast access to diagnostics including:

  • spirometry
  • chest X-ray
  • electrocardiogram

At Cromwell Hospital, in addition to the above we offer state-of-the-art thoracic imaging including:

  • chest CT
  • MRI scanning
  • integrated PET/CT scanning to get the most accurate diagnosis.

Why choose us?

At Cromwell Hospital and Basinghall Clinic, we understand the needs of those with lung conditions and offer:

  • multidisciplinary care – consultants from different specialties meet regularly to review cases to ensure the best possible patient care
  • state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and screening
  • experience in treating cancer and diseases of the respiratory tract

Our specialist consultants

"I would like to thank everyone at Cromwell Hospital for the fantastic way you looked after me. I could not fault anyone during the time I spent with you - from the point I arrived in reception, to the catering team and every member of staff throughout the changes of shift during my stay."

Anonymous, Cromwell Hospital patient

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