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Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine focuses on diseases of the lung. Medical specialist in the field of respiratory medicine are called pulmonologist and diagnose, treat and manage patients with lung diseases.

Guidance for patients

We treat a wide range of conditions, and the advice below may not be applicable to you.

If you are a smoker, we would recommend you stop smoking. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately.

If you are from Cambridgeshire, you can self-refer for smoking cessation services. Other support for stopping smoking can be found on the NHS website.

If you are on inhalers, Asthma UK provides education in how to use inhalers correctly.

What should I do if my health is deteriorating?

Your doctor will discuss triggers when to seek emergency treatment or to contact the team managing your condition.

Contact Us

You may have been given specific contact details during your appointment if you need to contact the clinical team which you should follow.

Respiratory secretaries: 01223-217079.

Respiratory Medicine, Box 40, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, CB2 0QQ.