The Trust’s respiratory department is led by four consultant chest physicians and together with a team of specialist nurses provides a comprehensive service for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory illnesses including airway diseases, cough, suspected lung cancer, plural effusions, breathlessness and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Contact us

024 7686 5562 

Name: Dr Christine O'Brien

Secretary: Kathy Bailey 


Contact Number: 024 7686 5562 

Other Consultants: 

Dr Carol Min, Dr Rahul Bhat


Sarah North
Contact Number: 024 7686 5263   

Dr Clare Williams

Secretary: Kathy Bailey 
Contact Number: 024 7686 5562 

Secretarial Support: Marjorie Pyshorn

Contact Number: 024 7686 5223/5542 (AM)

Lung Nurse Specialist:  Tracey Everitt
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Specialists: Lisa Taylor, Claire Matthews  and Joseph Nyaboko​​​​
Oxygen Specialist: Amy Morris

Asthma Specialists:  Sue Jackson and Vanessa Murray


Respiratory Physiotherapy: Laura Richards

  • Investigation of suspected lung cancer (results best in county)
  • Diagnosis and management of airway diseases including a well developed service for COPD (successful last peer review) and treatment for asthma etc.
  • Well developed COPD service (successful last peer review)
  • Treatment for asthma with links to tertiary centres that can treat difficult asthma cases
  • Provision of clinical leadership for the Coventry and Warwickshire TB service
  • A fully equipped lung function measuring laboratory (physiology service) as part of the Cardio Respiratory Unit providing diagnostic physiological measurements and treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Well equipped endoscopy suite providing bronchoscopy, EBUS and local anaesthetic thoracoscopy
  • Bronchiectasis and TB clinics
  • Breathlessness management services
  • Diagnostic physiological measurements
  • Pleural effusions (as part of an ambulatory care pathway)
  • Airway disease

Our Respiratory Team have created some practical patient information leaflets which can be found here.

Asthma and Lung UK have created practical information to help patients improve their inhaler technique.  These have been endorsed by NHS England's National Inhaler Working Group. 

How to use your inhaler ​​​​​​- Asthma and Lung UK Inhaler Video webpage

Types of inhalers include: 

  • pMDI
  • Autohaler
  • Easyhaler
  • Turbo haler
  • Respimat
  • Handihaler
  • Zonda
  • Breezhaler
  • Ellipta
  • Easi-breathe
  • Genuair
  • Forspiro
  • NEXThaler
  • Accuhaler
  • Spiromax
  • Tidal Breathing Space