COVID-19 update:  Our hospital is still fully open for appointments and admissions, however visitors are not permitted.


Professor Margaret Johnson

Professor Margaret Johnson is one of the leading Consultants in Thoracic Medicine, practicing at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. She trained at the Brompton Hospital where she did her MD from the University of London on breathlessness.

Her main areas of interest include respiratory infection, asthma, chronic cough, breathlessness, bronchiectasis, COPD, allergy, lung cancer, sleep apnoea, including pneumonia, TB, HIV and management of ‘Long COVID’.

Professor Margaret Johnson is active in cutting edge clinical research in the field of respiratory infection, TB and HIV.  She as published in excess of 600 articles in peer reviewed journals.  She was made Professor of Medicine at University College London in 2005.

She has held many senior positions in Medicine including Medical Director of the Royal Free, Chairman of the British HIV Association and Academic Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians. She is currently Clinical Director of the National Institute Health Research North Thames Clinical Research Network and Deputy Chairman of St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

Dr Tim Lockie

Dr Tim Lockie went to University College School in Hampstead before training to do medicine at Edinburgh University. During this time he undertook an intercalated degree in psychology (BSc) gaining First Class honours. After graduation, he worked at the Old Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh before moving to London for his specialist cardiology training at St Thomas’.

With an interest in ischaemic heart disease and re-perfusion he undertook a PhD at KCL, winning the Young Investigator Prize at SCMR in the United States. He then spent a year at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam on a BHF/EAPCI training fellowship specialising in advanced percutaeous coronary interventions (PCI). He then completed his PCI training back at St. Thomas’ under the supervision of Professor Simon Redwood who is the current president of the British Coronary Intervention Society (BCIS). He is now working as a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Free.

He specialises in complex PCI, primary angioplasty for acute heart attacks, intravascular imaging and coronary physiology and has an ongoing interest in cardiovascular research being the principle site investigator for several large, multinational studies. In recognition of clinical and academic excellence Dr Lockie was recently elected a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).

Ms Arlene Klue

Respiratory Therapy Lead

Arlene graduated with a B.Sc(Physiotherapy) from The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town in 1999. She came to London after working for two and a half years at The Red Cross Children’s Hospital and other Private Clinics in South Africa.

Arlene has worked in the NHS and for two large Private Healthcare Providers in London in both Inpatients (Post Cardiothoracic, General Surgery and Medical patients) and Respiratory Outpatients. Along with a Respiratory Consultant she started a Respiratory Outpatient service at a Private hospital in East London and participated in GP education services.

She has treated patients with Breathing Pattern Disorders, Bronchiectasis, Asthma and Persistent cough in the Outpatient setting. Now, she is our Respiratory Clinical Lead Physiotherapist. She treats both inpatients and runs an outpatient Respiratory physiotherapy clinic here. Arlene is also qualified in a level one of Bradcliffe Breathing Method, from New Zealand. Her special interest is breathing pattern disorders.

Learning objectives:

Professor Margaret Johnson, Lead Respiratory Consultant

  • Updates regarding how COVID-19 affects the respiratory system
  • ‘Long COVID’: presentation, management and when to refer to a specialist

Dr Tim Lockie, Consultant Cardiologist

  • Update of acute COVID-19 infection, including how it affects the cardiovascular system
  • Managing acute and long-term cardiac complications related to COVID-19
  • What we know about ‘Long COVID’ syndrome and how it may affect the cardiovascular system

Ms Arlene Klue, Lead Respiratory Physiotherapist 

  • Potential Therapy department management of COVID-19 and ‘Long COVID’

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