Dr Andrew Barlow

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Msc, MRCP, MBChB Hons, BSc Hons


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Dr Andrew Barlow qualified from the University of Sheffield Medical School in 1996 with an Honours degree in Medicine after completing a three year BSc Hons degree in Pharmacology at Manchester University. In 2005 he was awarded a Masters (in Respiratory Medicine) from Imperial College London. Dr Barlow’s NHS practice is based at Watford General Hospital (Respiratory and General Internal Medicine) and The Royal Brompton Hospital (Allergy: food/drugs/insect stings/angio-oedema and urticaria). He is the Lead Clinician for Lung Cancer, Oxygen Therapy and Respiratory Medicine at Watford. He is also an Advanced Life Support Instructor and a post-graduate lecturer for PasTesT (MRCP part 2 clinical courses).Dr Barlow has a special interest in asthma, airways disease, chronic cough, respiratory infection, allergy, sleep medicine and lung cancer. A full range of diagnostic and treatment services are offered for all these conditions at Spire Bushey Hospital, including new diagnostic tests for lung cancer (bronchoscopy with trans-bronchial node aspiration), bed-side lung function tests and skin prick testing for common inhaled aero-allergens. In more difficult cases, his links with the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals allow access to specialist radiology and diagnostic sleep services.
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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Andrew Barlow at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

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Spire Bushey Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Clinical interests

Special Clinical Interests: Respiratory allergy, Asthma & airways disease, Lung cancer (including interventional diagnostic techniques: transbronchial needle aspiration).

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

American Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society

British Thoracic Society

Specialist Training Committee for Respiratory Medicine

Current NHS posts

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, The Royal Brompton Hospital

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Watford General Hospital

Personal profile

I enjoy golf, skiing, mountain biking and hill walking.

Contact information

Telephone 07511 640449