Dr Simon Charles Taggart

Consultant Chest and General Physician

BSc. Med Sci, MBChB, FRCP, MD

Specialises in

  • Breathlessness, cough, chest pain, chronic fatigue
  • Chest infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, Covid-19
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Allergy (food, pollen, drug, asthma)
  • Medical management of rhinosinusitis

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

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-Specialty Tutor for Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Clinical Tutor to The University of Manchester.


General Medical Council Number: C3287765

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Charles Taggart at Spire include:

Chest medicine

Other treatments

  • Non-invasive management of chronic sinus problems and bronchiectasis

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Additional information

General medicine
Lung cancer
Respiratory medicine

Special Clinical Interests: cellulitis, chronic fatigue syndrome and lifestyle, infection, pneumonia and weakness of the immune system, pleural effusion and pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism and DVT, pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis, troublesome cough, unexplained breathlessness and chest wall discomfort.

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

Professional memberships

British Thoracic Society

Professional leadership

Lead Lung Cancer Clinician for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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

Private secretary Jayne Bailey
Private secretary telephone 0161 393 3992
Private secretary fax 0161 850 1270
Private secretary email simon.taggart@consultantcare.com