The Pleural Clinic has increased capacity since becoming a Consultant-led clinic in December 2015. The clinic is able to provide a more complete service than Ambulatory Care in a more appropriate setting with access to a specialist nurse.
Clinics are run every Tuesday and Thursday.
If you feel that the patient cannot manage their shortness of breath until the next Tuesday or Thursday clinic, please contact the MAU Consultant Advice Line on 07818 013823. Please mention this on referral.
Referrals are part of the cancer pathway. If patients are referred as suspected cancer they will be seen within the 2 Week Wait rule.
Refer as per any Respiratory referral. There is a Consultant assigned each day to review all referrals that come in and these will be triaged appropriately. They will list for PPC if pleural and will ask for <2/52 if appropriate.
If urgent, please send the referral as per normal.
Dr James Walters is happy to discuss patients personally if need be. You can contact his secretary on 01225 824227 or send an email.