Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Obstructive sleep apnoeaPneumonia Sleep medicineVentilatory failure
Early diagnosis of COPDEffects of obstructive sleep apnoea upon drivingNon-invasive ventilationOxygen therapy Sleep disordered breathingUpper airway obstruction post stroke
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust
British Thoracic SocietyEuropean Respiratory SocietyAmerican Thoracic SocietyFellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Dr Turkington is a consultant in respiratory and general medicine. He qualified at Leeds University in 1993 and underwent postgraduate training in the Yorkshire region. He moved to Manchester in 2003 to take up his current post at Hope Hospital, Salford.He main areas of clinical interest are sleep disordered breaathing and ventilatory failure. Since taking up his consultant post he has set up a NHS service for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and runs a joint sleep clinic for patients with other forms of sleep disorders. Dr Turkington is the lead clinician for ventilatory failure at Hope Hospital and runs the acute non-invasive ventilation service. His other clinical interests include asthma and COPD.
Dr Turkington is married to Louise, who is a consultant paediatrician. Together they have two young children, Anna and Daniel, who are a never ending source of amusement and account for the majority of their free time outside of work! When the opportunity arises Dr Turkington can be found on the golf course working his handicap or watching rugby.
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