Consultant Profile

Dr John Corless

Dr John Corless MB ChB, FRCP (London and Edinburgh)
Practicing at:
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • General medicine
    • Lung disease
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Lung disease
Special clinical interests:

Investigation of abnormal chest x-rays, unexplained breathlessness, chronic cough, asthma, COPD (emphysema), lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung diseases, pneumonia, pleural disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoid, pulmonary fibrosis, TB, bronchoscopy, spirometry (breathing tests).

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Physician, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow of Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh & London
British Medical Association
Hospital Consultant & Specialist Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 604 7046
Monday evenings 6-8pm each week. Some Thursday and Friday evenings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Appointed as a consultant in 2001, initially at St. Helens & Knowsley Hospitals, before moving moved to Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2004.

I am happy to see private referrals with any chest / respiratory / breathing / lung disorder.

I am the Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine at Wirral University Teaching Hospital and have trained extensively in respiratory disease and general medicine. My daily practice includes dealing with asthma, COPD, Lung Cancer, asbestos-related lung diseases, chronic cough, pneumonia, pleural disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoid and fibrotic lung diseases. I perform fibreoptic bronchoscopy regularly.

I co-chair the Wirral Respiratory Modernisation group and attend multi-disciplinary team meetings in lung cancer, TB, severe asthma and interstitial lung disease. I am extensively involved in junior doctor training and have organised the North West Thoracic Society Meeting since 2006. 

I act as an expert witness in asbestos related lung problems and associated conditions.

Personal profile:

My interests include playing guitar, golf, skiing and the trials and tribulations of supporting Liverpool FC.

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Dr John Corless

Dr John Corless Respiratory Medicine & General medicine Consultant, Wirral, Merseyside, private hospital specialist.

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