Respiratory

Respiratory conditions are the most common reason for acute children’s hospital admissions in the UK and account for more than half of all long-term illnesses in children and young people. Paediatric respiratory medicine is therefore relevant to all paediatricians – this includes general paediatricians, neonatologists, intensivists and tertiary pulmonologists.

The Great North Children’s Hospital delivers one of the most comprehensive paediatric respiratory services in the UK and this includes:

  • General secondary and tertiary paediatric respiratory medicine and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Regional services in
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Asthma
    • Bronchiectasis including PCD and host-defense problems
    • Sleep
    • Airway and complex paediatric ENT
    • Long-term ventilation
  • Quaternary cardio-pulmonary transplantation

Based at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle the paediatric respiratory team provides multidisciplinary training to paediatricians at all levels of experience – levels 1 or 2, level 3 with interest and full national grid training. Anyone who may be interested is encouraged to make contact no matter what their career aspirations may be.

There is also a vibrant research programme of paediatric respiratory research based at Newcastle University that varies from laboratory-based basic science to population level epidemiological studies (please see crg.org.uk for further details) and anyone who may be interested in pursuing a research interest is most welcome to get in touch.

For an informal chat contact:

Dr Malcolm Brodlie

Level 3, Clinical Resource Building, Great North Children’s Hospital, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4LP

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Regional asthma network

The website contains a number of useful documents to assist you in the delivery of high quality asthma care for children in the North East. There are aide memoires for diagnosis and when to refer to tertiary services, templates for a structures annual review and a discharge bundle for all children presently acutely to hospital services. There are also information sheets, personalised asthma plans and inhaler device videos for children and their families.