Dr Duncan Powrie

Consultant in respiratory and general medicine

BSc Hons, MB ChB, FRCP

Specialises in

  • Respiratory medicine
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Breathlessness
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Asthma

Also available for:

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I am a Consultant in respiratory and general medicine and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994. I trained in respiratory and general medicine in Nottingham and London and I have been a consultant at Southend University Hospital for over ten years.

I have a particular interest in lung cancer and COPD but have a broad range of experience of respiratory conditions including cough, asthma, bronchiectasis, sleep apnoea, interstitial lung disease and respiratory infections.

I have presented at National and International meetings on subjects including COPD, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, patient education and medical training. I was extremely proud as Clinical Lead for respiratory medicine at Southend that we were shortlisted for Respiratory Team of the Year at the 2014 BMJ awards for our work on the Southend COPD psychology project. This work was the winner of the 2014 Excellence and Innovation Award for the British Thoracic Society. Our work on lung cancer was shortlisted for a BTS Quality Improvement Award in 2013.

I am Clinical Lead for respiratory medicine at Southend University Hospital and also Clinical Lead for lung cancer. I am a member of the East of England Clinical Senate Assembly. I have a keen interest in teaching and am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University Hospital of London.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.


General Medical Council Number: C4105820

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Duncan Powrie at Spire include:

Respiratory medicine

Other treatments

Respiratory and general medicine, sleep apnoea, asthma, COPD, cough, breathlessness, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and lung cancer.

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Additional information

Chest medicine
Lung cancer
Lung disease
Respiratory pathology
Sleep disorders

MB ChB with Honours, BSc Hons, FRCP / University of Liverpool / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science (physiology)

Professional memberships

British Thoracic Society

European Thoracic Society

British Thoracic Oncology Group

Professional leadership

Clinical lead for respiratory medicine at Southend University Hospital
Clinical Lead for lung cancer at Southend University Hospital
Member of the East of England Clinical Senate Assembly
Member of the British Thoracic Society Emergency Oxygen Guideline Group
Past chair of the lung group of the Essex Cancer Network

Consultant Respiratory and General Medicine, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Lead for respiratory medicine, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer QMUL

When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I enjoy watching and playing sport. I am a keen follower of the (mis)fortunes of Ipswich Town FC. In 2015 I completed the London Triathlon and the Ride London Surrey 100 on successive weekends raising money for the British Lung Foundation.