Dr Abdul Ashish

Consultant Respiratory Physician

MBBS, MD, FRCP


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I am a consultant physician with broad experience in all aspects of respiratory medicine. My areas of special interest are chronic cough, asthma, bronchiectasis and interstitial lung disease. I have a thorough and compassionate approach, with a strong belief in the importance of good communication. I am passionate about the avenues I pursue and have an innate need to see things to fruition. I take a lot of pride in my work and deliver compassionate and evidence based care to all my patients.

I have a special interest in interstitial lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis. Over the last few years I have managed hundreds of patients with these conditions. I have set up a multi-speciality clinic for patients suffering with connective tissue disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and breathing difficulties. This clinic has been running successfully and has benefited patients across the region.

I am passionate about participating in clinical trials to the benefit of my patients. I have led a few research trials as principal investigator at my trust which has immensely benefited our local population as they have had access to some new medications and participation on clinical trials.

I am the lead for research and audit and I also chair the resuscitation committee at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

I am the lead clinician for respiratory medicine and the clinical director of scheduled care at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

At Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, I am a part of the Medicine Management Strategic Board, Quality and Safety committee and Improving MEWS committee.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Abdul Ashish at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

Special interests:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis(all interstitial lung disease)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chronic cough

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Respiratory medicine

Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University Of Liverpool / 2015
Doctor of Medicine
Thesis on transmissible pseudomonas strain in cystic fibrosis

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2003
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians


Professional memberships

Medical Protection Society

European Thoracic Society

British Thoracic Society


Professional leadership

Clinical Director, Scheduled Care, Department of Medicine.

Current NHS posts

Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Personal profile

My wife, my two sons and I are all avid cricket fans and we all play for our local club at various levels.

I also have an interest in behavioural psychology.

Contact information

Telephone 01925 215 087
Email abdul.ashish@wwl.nhs.uk
Private secretary Andrea Eddleston
Private secretary telephone 01942 822 392
Private secretary fax 01942 822980
Private secretary email andrea.eddleston@wwl.nhs.uk