Respiratory Medicine

Manchester Royal Infirmary is an accredited lung cancer centre.

As part of this service 6 respiratory physicians in the respiratory medicine department provide expert treatment in a whole range of respiratory illnesses including Asthma, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer and TB in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The service hosts the Manchester tuberculosis (TB) contact tracing service and works with primary care/community services to provide specialist chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and oxygen clinics.(More information can be found in the TB section)

We also provide a respiratory outreach service (AIRS), staffed by specialist nurses and physiotherapists.

A interventional bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound service is also provided.

A Pulmonary Function Department provides assessment of lung function, including oximetry at rest, overnight oximetry for sleep apnoea and flight assessments.

The service is supported by specialist nurses (including asthma, lung cancer, TB), physiotherapy and physiological measurement technicians, and junior medical staff.

Senior Doctors

  • Dr Chris Hardy
  • Professor Mark Woodhead
  • Dr Jon Simpson
  • Dr Simon Bailey
  • Dr Marwan Najib
  • Dr Thomas Gorsuch


By referral


Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Outpatient Clinic Times

  • Dr Hardy: Monday & Wednesday
  • Professor Woodhead: Wednesday & Thursday
  • Dr Simpson: Monday & Tuesday
  • Dr Marwan Najib: Tuesday & Friday
  • Dr Simon Bailey: Monday, Tuesday & Friday
  • Dr Thomas Gorsuch: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Contact Number

0161 276 4322