Interstitial lung disease (ILD)team

Who are we?

  • Dr Ratna Alluri (Consultant)
  • Dr Owen Dempsey (Consultant)
  • Dr Patrick Fitch (Consultant)

We could not do our job without terrific support from colleagues including:

  • Radiology - Prof Alan Denison, Dr Lesley Gomersall, Dr Fiona Caswell, Dr Struan Wilkie and team.
  • Physiotherapy - Mrs Margaret Macleod, Mr Derek Nicol & team.
  • Pathology - Prof Keith Kerr, Dr Andrea Chapman.
  • Lung physiology - Dr Claire Fotheringham and team.
  • Oxygen team - Mrs Margaret Macleod and team.

Who do we see?

  • We see patients with all forms of suspected interstitial lung disease, notably idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), sarcoidosis, connective tissue disease related lung diseases e.g. scleroderma, rheumatoid lung, drug induced lung diseases, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asbestosis etc.

General enquiries?

  • For non urgent general enquiries please email our ILD Specialist Nurse Catherine Bamlett (nhsg.ildnurse@nhs.net). Note she works 3 days a week

or

  • Secretary of Consultant looking after the patient.

How to refer a patient to the ILD service?

For General Practitioners

  • SCI-store referral marked "suspected ILD" (or similar), should suffice. Your referral is triaged accordingly to us.

For colleagues within the hospital

  • In-patient review: See Rotawatch for our in-patient Respiratory referral email. E-mail if referring Mon-Friday 0900-1700, unless a clinical emergency (if so, page the on call Respiratory Registrar).
  • Out-patient review: dictate a letter and ask your secretary to use the internal (electronic) referral system.

Location of clinic

Day of clinic

  • Variable, but typically Tuesday and Wednesdays.

How to add a patient to the ILD -MDT?

  • Contact hazel.mccartney@nhs.net.
  • The MDT is currently held once a month, typically on a Wednesday lunchtime 1300-1400.
  • Lunch is provided.