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The National Aspergillosis Centre provides expertise for the diagnosis and management of infections caused by the fungus Aspergillus

The National Aspergillosis Centre at MFT

The UK National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC) is based at our renowned North West Lung Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital. It is part of the Infectious Diseases service and provides expert fungal infection management.

In 2009 NAC was commissioned by the Department of Health to provide long-term care for patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). We are a national leader in developing expertise in the clinical management of CPA with sophisticated diagnostic testing and monitoring for patients with this condition. Developing research, knowledge, and expertise in this area support the advancements in high-quality clinical care required to contribute to the care of patients with CPA and all other forms of aspergillosis.

The centre was formerly led by Professor David Denning, who retired from clinical medicine in September 2020. In January 2021, NAC appointed Caroline Baxter as its new Clinical Director.

For much more detail on aspergillosis and how it impacts patients and carers health & wellbeing, visit the aspergillosis patients’ and carers’ website.