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Services and Treatments

We offer state-of-the-art facilities at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital where the Respiratory Unit to help diagnose all respiratory disorders.

Assessments can be done for occupational exposures to identify the best treatment plan. We also offer a comprehensive Skin Allergy Testing service to identify substances responsible for a variety of Allergic conditions.

With our unparalleled flexibility and expertise we offer our patients the ultimate standard of care and treatment.

Respiratory Clinic services and treatments

Full Lung Function

Comprises spirometry, lung volumes and gas transfer, this will assess not just how much air you have to come and go on, but also how well your lungs are working.

Spirometry With Flow Volume Loop

Spirometry is used to assess airflow and the nature of the airways.

Pre & Post Bronchodilator Studies

Bronchodilator studies is used to assess the effectiveness of inhaled medications on the airways and can be used to adjust treatment.

Peak Flow & FEV1 Home Studies

This is used serially to assist with the diagnosis of Asthma.

Overnight SpO2 Home Studies

Measures the saturated oxygen levels in your blood continuously throughout the night.

Oxygen Assessment For Air Travel (Fitness To Fly)

This test simulates the conditions of air travel to assess whether in-flight oxygen is required.

Methacholine Challenge

This is a bronchial provocation challenge to determine the presence of asthma or hypersensitivity.

Six Minute Walk Test

This is a standardised exercise test to assess the oxygen levels in the blood during exercise.

Ambulatory Oxygen Assessment

This is a standardised exercise test to assess the oxygen levels in the blood during exercise on room air and on different rates of supplemental oxygen; it helps the Consultants to evaluate domiciliary oxygen requirements.

Blood Gas Analysis

Blood gas analysis looks at the Oxygen and Carbon dioxide levels in the blood. This is monitored in a number of lung conditions, especially when long term oxygen therapy or supplemental oxygen is required.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET or CPX)

The CPET is used to evaluate the body’s maximal ability to uptake Oxygen and produce Carbon dioxide during exercise, it determines the anaerobic threshold which is used for general anaesthetic assessment as well as an assessment of disability in Respiratory disease.

Sleep Studies

Sleep studies aim to diagnose sleep disordered breathing (SDB), and may be used to exclude obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). They are used to assess breathing throughout the night via a range of measurements including airflow, snoring levels, oxygen levels, heart rate, muscle effort and body position. This can all be fitted in the clinic, and then worn overnight at home in the comfort of your own bed.

Allergy Skin Tests

Skin prick allergy tests assess the presence and severity of allergy to specific allergens.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

CPAP is the most widely advocated and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It is a machine that supports the airways throughout the night, significantly reduces snoring and sleep disruption caused by OSA.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3819.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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