Dr John Corless

Consultant Chest and Respiratory Physician

MB ChB, FRCP (London and Edinburgh)

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I am happy to see private referrals with any chest / respiratory / breathing / lung disorder. My daily practice includes dealing with asthma, COPD, lung cancer, asbestos-related lung diseases, chronic cough, pneumonia, pleural disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoid and fibrotic lung diseases.

Please note I do require a GP referral for all new patients. 

I perform fibreoptic bronchoscopy regularly. I act as an expert witness in asbestos-related lung problems and associated conditions.

I was appointed as a consultant in 2001, initially at St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals, before moving to Wirral University Teaching Hospital in 2004.

General Medical Council Number: 3676910

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr John Corless at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

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Additional information

Respiratory medicine
Lung cancer

Special clinical interests: Investigation of abnormal chest x-rays, unexplained breathlessness, chronic cough, asthma, COPD (emphysema), lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung diseases, pneumonia, pleural disease, bronchiectasis, sarcoid, pulmonary fibrosis, TB, bronchoscopy, spirometry (breathing tests).

MBChB / University of Dundee / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London and Edinburgh)

Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians

Member of British Thoracic Society

Member of European Respiratory Society

Member of Expert Witness Institue

Member of British Medical Association

Member of Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Professional leadership

Clinical Director (Medical and Acute Specialities) Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Clinical Director and Consultant Respiratory Physician.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

My hobbies include golf, playing guitar and skiing in the winter. Long suffering LFC season ticket holder!

Telephone 0151 929 5408
Email info@spirewirral.com
Private secretary Jeanette Cross
Private secretary telephone 0151 604 7046
Private secretary email Jeanette.cross1@nhs.net