Dr John O'Reilly

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine


"I am pleased to have excellent facilities at Spire Hospitals to provide consultations in respiratory and sleep disorders."

Specialises in

I have special interests in asthma, COPD and sleep breathing disorders (snoring and sleep apnoea), and wide experience in sleep disorders including restless legs syndrome, sleep-walking and insomnia.

I have been a Regional Lead Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine for over 30 years following training in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Stanford, USA. 

I was National Clinical Adviser to the NICE COPD guidelines and am a certified European Expert Sleep Specialist.

I have been an adviser on sleep management to national amateur and professional sports teams and Primary Care Clinical Commissioners. I am also a regular speaker at national and international conferences and a lecturer at Liverpool and Manchester Universities.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John O'Reilly at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

Respiratory investigation and treatments for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sleep study investigation (polysomnography) and treatments for sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia and sleep-walking.

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Respiratory medicine
Sleep disorders

MB, B.Chir / Cambridge University / 1976
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MA (Natural Sciences) / Cambridge University / 1978
Masters degree

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 1978
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 1984
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

Delivery of care and health economics in COPD and sleep disorders.  Clinical guideline and pathway development in COPD and Sleep disorders.  Development of new therapies in respiratory and sleep disorders.