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Harefield Hospital Occupational Lung Disease Clinic
You may find the Guide to the Harefield Occupational Lung Disease Clinic useful — it describes our clinic and outlines the tests you can expect when you visit us for the first time. In any case you will be given a copy of this leaflet when you arrive.
We run a clinic at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex on Friday afternoons twice a month.
The hospital is particularly convenient for patients attending from outside London who wish to travel by car, as parking is available and it is easily accessible from the M25/M40 motorways.
The postcode for the hospital is UB9 6JH.
We offer all of our patients the choice to be seen at Harefield or the Royal Brompton Hospital clinic, as the hospitals are part of a single NHS Foundation Trust. Please contact our clinical secretary or discuss any preference with your referrer.
If you are not able to attend your appointment, please let us know on 0207 351 8341.
Please report to outpatients, who will ask you to complete a registration form and send you to the X-ray department for a chest X-ray.
Once this is done please come back to the outpatients department for measurement of lung function and skin prick tests.
You will then be seen by Dr Jo Szram, a consultant specialising in occupational and environmental lung diseases.
We usually write with your results to the doctor or nurse who referred you to our clinic, and to your GP, with a copy to yourself. If you want to see a copy of this letter before it is sent, please inform the doctor you see at the clinic.
In our clinic, the clinical nurse specialists and doctors work together to deliver the best possible care.
We are a teaching hospital and one of only a few occupational lung disease specialist services in the UK. We often have visiting doctors, nurses and students in our clinic with us as observers. You can let us know at any time if you would prefer not to have visitors present during your consultation.
Please let us know if you:
- are not able to attend this (or any further) appointment; if any additional tests such as lung function have also been arranged for you, you will need to let us know when you call. You can re-arrange a new appointment by contacting Tracy Newland, Assistant Outpatient Manager at Harefield, telephone 01895 826548, e-mail Outpatients; or our Clinical Secretary; telephone 020 7351 8341.
- would like to be placed on a list to be contacted for an earlier slot in the event of a cancellation.
We offer all of our patients the choice to be seen at either Harefield or the Royal Brompton clinic, as the hospitals are part of a single NHS Foundation Trust. Please contact Tracy Newland, telephone 01895 826548, e-mail Outpatients; or our Clinical Secretary/telephone 020 7351 8341 – or discuss any preference with your referrer.
The experience that you have of our clinical service is very important to us.
As a result of feedback from this year’s patient experience survey, we have:
- Improved the information we send to patients before their first appointment, particularly directions to the hospital.
- Met with the outpatients administrative and nursing staff to streamline the clinic process and reduce waiting time.