Dr Abdul Ashish

Dr Abdul Ashish

Consultant Respiratory Physician


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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.


Treatment information

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

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

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

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Additional information

Respiratory medicine

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.

Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

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.

Telephone 01925 215 087
Email abdul.ashish@wwl.nhs.uk
Private secretary Debbie Thackray
Private secretary telephone 01925 539005
Private secretary email Debbie.thackray@spirehealthcare.com