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Dr Abigail Jackson

Dr Abigail Jackson

Chest Physician
MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCP, MD (Res)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Abigail Jackson at Spire include:

Allergy

Other treatments

  • Asthma
  • Allergy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic cough
  • COPD
  • Lung function
  • Smoking cessation

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Professional profile

I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1998. I undertook house officer training and A & E jobs in London, before moving to Nottingham for 2 years to complete junior medical training (SHO). My first respiratory registrar training was in Sydney, Australia where I spent one year at Westmead hospital obtaining a very good grounding, particularly in Sleep Medicine, physiology and COPD. I then undertook a year of research at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney when I obtained my first publication in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. This was looking at oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in Bronchoalveolar Lavage and exhaled breath condensate in lung transplant patients.

On my return to the UK, I moved back to London for the remainder of my training and performed further research at the Royal Brompton Hospital, working with Dr Nick Hopkinson and Prof Mike Polkey looking at the effects of Vitamin D on Muscle Strength in COPD, and subsequently obtained my MD. I spent 6 months at the Lane Fox Unit in Guys Hospital managing Respiratory Failure and completed my Specialist Registrar training at King’s Hospital in London before obtaining my consultant post at West Herts Hospital.

Since working here, I have been the Lung Cancer MDT Lead for a three year period, and I am now the Trust Smoke Free Lead. We have recently become ‘Smoke’ Free’ over all three hospital sites. I am also a member of the British Thoracic Society Tobacco Specialist Advisory Group.


Clinical Interests

Allergy
Asthma
Respiratory medicine
Lung disease
Sleep disorders
Lung cancer

Lung cancer screening and diagnosis, smoking cessation, COPD, chronic cough, breathlessness and respiratory failure.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) Physiology / University College London / 1995
Physiology


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians (Lon)
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society


Professional leadership

Smoking Cessation Lead for WHHT
Lung Cancer MDT Lead (2014-2017)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I live in the country with my husband, 2 young children and a dog. I enjoy tennis, reading, growing vegetables and playing the cello.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Email abilangdon@gmail.com
Private secretary Gemma Silk
Private secretary telephone 0203 897 0669
Private secretary fax 0844 8581 122
Private secretary email abi.jackson@med-sevices.co.uk