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Respiratory Physiology

Operating from both City Hospital and Sandwell Hospital sites, we are a large Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Physiology Service with over 6000 patient interactions per year providing Respiratory Diagnostics, Sleep disordered breathing & ventilation and Home Oxygen Assessment & Review (HOSAR) services.

In our sleep disordered breathing & ventilation service alone we are currently caring for over 4000 patients on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy and over 300 patients on Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) therapy.

We are a training department taking students from the national training programmes at both Degree and Master’s Degree Level as well as developing our own team via the Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Programme Degree and the Healthcare Science Associate L4 Apprenticeship.


Michael Lang
Professional Clinical Services Manager

Amina Mohamed
Deputy Professional Clinical Services Manager


Respiratory Diagnostics

  • Spirometry inc Maximal flow volume curves
  • Response to inhaled bronchodilators
  • Static Lung Volumes by Whole Body Plethysmography or Nitrogen Washout
  • Transfer Factor for Carbon Monoxide using the Single Breath Technique
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Mannitol Challenge Testing
  • Assessment of blood gas status via pulse oximetry
  • Skin Prick Allergy Testing
  • Arterialised Capillary & Arterial Blood Gases
  • Field Exercise Studies
  • Respiratory Muscle Function
  • FeNO testing at Sandwell Hospital


Sleep Disordered Breathing & Domiciliary Ventilation

  • Cardio-Respiratory Sleep Studies (Periodic Leg Movement (PLM) assessment option)
  • Overnight Oximetry
  • Actigraphy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy
  • Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) therapy
  • Domiciliary Invasive Ventilation therapy


Home Oxygen Assessment & Review (HOSAR)

  • Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) assessment and review
  • Ambulatory oxygen assessment (AOT) and review
  • Specialist oxygen assessment and review for patients also requiring NIV or CPAP


City Hospital: 0121 507 4298

Sandwell Hospital: 0121 507 3666

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