Dr Simon Webster

Dr Simon Webster

Consultant Respiratory and General Physician
BSc (Hons), FRSC, MBBS, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

  • Asthma
  • Chest medicine
  • Lung disease

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Professional profile

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 CXR. 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 Mulitdisciplinary 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 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

Clinical Interests

Asthma
General medicine
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.

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Qualification and professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust

Clinical lead Physician for Respiratory Medicine Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust

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Research and Publication

  • 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


Articles

Lung cancer awareness

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01892 741 150
Private secretary Freda Taylor
Private secretary telephone 07891 938 029
Private secretary email Fred_ataylor@hotmail.com