Dr Rod Hughes

Consultant Respiratory Physician


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I am a New Zealand trained Respiratory Physician with a private practice at Spire Claremont Hospital.

I have worked in several international renowned hospitals in the UK and participated in developing National Guidelines, undertaking extensive research in the fields of airways disease, exercise testing and lung blood circulation.

I have recently completed an MBA in Quality Improvement and am focusing on providing new and innovative ways of providing high quality care to patients.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rod Hughes at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Investigation and management of breathlessness
  • Investigation and management of cough
  • Lung blood clots (pulmonary embolism)
  • Respiratory and sleep disorders
  • Sleep apnoea (snoring and breathing difficulties during sleep)

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Additional information

Professional memberships

European Respiratory Society

British Thoracic Society

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Professional leadership

President of Sheffield Breathe Easy Patients Group

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, playing tennis, running and seeing what the world has to offer.