Dr Simon Webster

Consultant Respiratory and General Physician


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My practice at the Spire reflects that of my NHS practice at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. I have a broad interest in all aspects of Respiratory Medicine and offer a full service incorporating diagnosis, thorough investigation and review of Respiratory disease backed up with a comprehensive radiology service.

The initial consultation incorporates same day spirometry, electrocardiography, phlebotomy and basic radiology up to and including CT and plain chest X-ray. Where more invasive investigation is warranted, I offer a day case fibre-optic bronchoscopy service bolstered by interventional and higher resolution radiology. The cancer service is supported by multidisciplinary discussion on a weekly basis. There is also access to a multidisciplinary cough MDT which also has representation from our upper GI surgeons and physicians. I also have a close working relationship with our local overarching physiotherapy service.

I am the Clinical Lead Physician for Respiratory Medicine at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals Trust and have set up the pleural service including pleural ultrasound, thoracic pleural catheter placement and a medical thoracoscopy service for the more challenging diagnosis of pleural cancers including mesothelioma. This also gives access to a bespoke lung clinical nurse specialist service.


Treatment information

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

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Asthma
  • Chest medicine
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.


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Additional information

Chest medicine
General medicine
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Respiratory medicine

Special clinical interests: Respiratory and general internal medicine, all aspects of pulmonary, thoracic, pleural or lung disease however acquired. Pleural disease, cough, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease including occupational lung disease such as asthma, COPD and asbestosis, bronchogenic carcinoma and Aspergillus lung disease.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the British Thoracic Society

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Fully registered member of the General Medical Council

Gold Member of the European Respiratory Society

  • Asthma and smoking related effects on total IgE
  • Pathogenic bacterial antibiotic sensitivities in vivo verses in vitro and clinical applications in CF and non CF Bronchiectasis
  • Medical education and teaching
  • QESP qualified


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Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust.

Clinical lead Physician for Lung Cancer Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust.

My social life revolves around my wife and three young children. Having recently bought a family house in Goudhurst, I am now able to apply my interests in garden design and realising my aspiration to cultivate a small orchard. I have travelled widely, but have a particular affinity for the African continent, where I did volunteer work in Zimbabwe for the Medical Air Rescue Service. Prior to medicine, I studied at the University of Sussex achieving a First Class degree in Chemistry, followed by postgraduate work.