Dr Simon Charles Taggart
Consultant Chest and General Physician
BSc. Med Sci, MBChB, FRCP, MD
I have been a dual accredited Consultant Chest and General Physician since 2000. I am also the Lead Lung Cancer Clinician for Salford and Chair of the Northwest Sector MDT for Lung Cancer. I also participate in the care of acutely unwell patients when on-call for medicine at Salford and also care for patients on the Medical High Dependency Unit. As such I have wide experience in the field of general medicine and specialist respiratory medicine. At the core of my practice is a desire and willingness to communicate well and to put the patient and their wishes first. Many of my patients have multiple co-morbidities and as such I am well qualified to care for them.
I am a skilled bronchoscopy operator having performed >1,000 procedures and am also able to perform medical thoracoscopy. I perform therapeutic drainage of the pleural cavity on a regular basis under local anaesthesia and under sedation and I have a wide experience of intercostal chest drains.
I have published an MD thesis on asthma: pollution and allergens and is the author of more than 50 peer reviewed articles and research papers. I also write up to 100 medical reports relating to industrial injury and Medical negligence per year. I am a Sub-Speciality Tutor for Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Clinical Tutor to The University of Manchester.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Charles Taggart at Spire include:
Spire Manchester 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.
BSc. Med Sci / University of St Andrews / 1986
Bachelor of Medical Science
MB ChB / University of Manchester / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCP / Royal Colleges of Physicians, London / 1992
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
MD / University of Manchester / 1996
Doctor of Medicine
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2005
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Consultant Chest & General Physician and Lead Lung Cancer Clinician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
Chair of Northwest sector Lung cancer MDT