Respiratory Rapid Access Clinics

Respiratory "Hot" Clinic

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm in AEC. Seen same day or next day for patients threatening admission from GPs with respiratory problem. 

Access to this service is via a faxed referral form:

Please complete all details in block capitals and provide as much information as possible on the reason for referral.

Referrals should be faxed to 0117 4149451. Referrals received by 12 noon where the patient is able to arrive before 1pm will be seen on the same day, otherwise they will be seen the next day. A Respiratory Consultant is available to discuss referrals or offer advice Monday to Friday 10am–5pm.

Please ensure the patient's contact telephone number is included in the referral form. We will contact them by phone to give them an appointment time.

Pleural Clinic

Monday to Friday 2pm-3pm on MDCU. Seen same or next day for patients with new effusions or known pleural disease threatening admission. 

Referrals should be discussed with the Pleural SpR on 07894 803088 then email the referral to 

2 Week Wait

For patients with possible lung cancer.  

Referrals should be emailed to and  with patient details and give patient contact details of nurses.

Respiratory Rapid Access Clinics