Respiratory and sleep apnoea

Disturbed sleep

Based at Spire Dunedin Hospital, the Berkshire Sleep Apnoea and Respiratory Clinic, run by Consultant Respiratory Physician Dr Christopher Davies, provides expert assessment of sleep apnoea and snoring and all aspects of respiratory medicine.

The clinic offers:

  • Out-patient consultations for patients with respiratory and breathing disorders
  • Diagnostic sleep study facilities including assessment in your own home and an in-patient laboratory for the evaluation of the conditions of sleep disordered breathing including snoring and sleep apnoea
  • Treatment of sleep apnoea with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) using the latest modern equipment from ResMed®
  • Lung function testing including spirometry, lung volumes and gas transfer
  • Medico-legal reports for patients with thoracic disorders including those with asbestos related claims
  • Bronchoscopy – fibre optic examination of the airways
  • In-patient care for patients needing hospitalisation for management of their illness if necessary
  • Access to specialist respiratory physiotherapy for patients with respiratory disorders

We are able to provide top quality, affordable patient care, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation with a single point of referral, short waiting times, and with appointment and treatment times to suit the patient.

The hospital benefits from on-site X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and works closely with GPs to ensure they are kept up-to-date with the very latest in treatment technology.

Dr Christopher Davies

Dr Christopher Davies

Dr Davies was appointed as consultant physician in Reading in 1999 and is now the senior clinician and Clinical Lead in the Department of Respiratory Medicine in the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He was the Clinical Director for Acute Medicine between 2004 and 2007. He was Training Programme Director in Respiratory Medicine for the Oxford Deanery between 2006 and 2011, a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Respiratory Medicine at the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board 2007-2011, as well as the Regional Specialty Adviser for Oxford Deanery in Respiratory Medicine between 2007 and 2014. More recently he has been the Director of Core Medical Training for the Oxford Deanery/Health Education Thames Valley between 2011 and 2015 and a member of the School of Medicine Executive Board. He has also been a member of the British Thoracic Society guideline groups in pleural disease and pulmonary embolism.

For more about Dr Davies, see his profile.

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