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Consultant thoracic surgeonsnew ward block

Mr Tim Batchelor

Mrs Eveline Internullo

Mr Rakesh Krishnadas

Mr Igor Saftic

Mr Doug West

We have five consultant thoracic surgeons providing a team-based service. Clinics and operating sessions are shared between the surgeons. This reduces waiting times for patients, but can mean seeing a different surgeon in clinic before or after surgery than the one who performed your operation.

There is a daily consultant led ward round of all inpatients, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Thoracic nurse specialists

thoraciccns@uhbw.nhs.uk

Tel:  01173427648                    

Secretaries

Rebecca Hodge                                               Rebecca.Hodge3@uhbw.nhs.uk

Justine Sleigh                                                  Justine.Sleigh@uhbw.nhs.uk

Vicki Ovens                                                     Vicki.Ovens@uhbw.nhs.uk

Tel:      0117 342 3132 / 0117 342 4211 / 0117 342 4210

Waiting list / admission coordinator

 Kelly Sackett                                                 Kelly.Sackett@uhbw.nhs.uk

Tel:      0117 342 3131

How to make a referral: from a lung cancer MDT

We are keen to receive MDT referrals on our referral forms whenever possible.  If we have a completed form (including results for PET scan and full lung function/transfer factor) we will endeavour to place that patient on our electronic waiting list within 24 hours of MDT. Copies of the form can be provided by the secretarial team on request by emailing Ubh-tr.bristolthoracicsurgery@nhs.net

We will copy and return referral forms to you as proof of delivery.

When using a form is not possible, please follow the email procedure below.

For emergency referrals and advice, the on-call team can be contacted via referapatient©. 

Email for non-urgent referrals 

The address for referrals is: 

Ubh-tr.bristolthoracicsurgery@nhs.net 


We are keen to receive referral letters in electronic format as attachments to an email whenever possible. This applies to urgent, cancer, benign and GP referrals. This allows us to respond to you as quickly as possible, is secure and provides you with proof of arrival, if the "read receipt" function is used. 

This account is monitored twice daily by the secretarial team, and referrals are triaged by a consultant as soon as possible. 

For emergency referrals, when immediate transfer or out-of-hours surgery may be required, the on-call team can be contacted via referapatient©. 

Urgent and in-patient referrals: use Referapatient©

From Monday 27 June 2022 we will be adopting a new electronic referral referapatient©, which is a secure cloud-based web application that is accessed via the internet. 

To make an urgent referral please go to www.referapatient.org.

This applies to urgent referrals and allows us to respond to you as quickly as possible, it is fully auditable and directly alerts the on-call team via SMS and email notifications. 

This can be used for urgent advice, emergency referrals and immediate transfer or out-of-hours surgery. 

For further information please go to www.bloomsburyhealth.org/referapatient

Email referrals and data security

Referrals should only be sent from nhs.net accounts, to ensure data security. This is the responsibility of referring teams.

How to make a referral: from a GP

Referrals must be made via eRS (Electronic Referral Service). UHBW is no longer accepting GP referrals sent outside of the eRS which is being implemented by NHS England in conjunction with NHS Digital. If a GP referral is not received via eRS, the referral will be rejected.

For further information, please contact ERSQueries@uhbw.nhs.uk.

Nursing team

Sister Emma Kirkland leads the nursing team on Ward A700.

Ward telephone: 0117 342 2779
Visiting hours: 2pm to 3.30pm

Links to local respiratory medicine departments and lung cancer team sites

Below are links to the web pages of some local lung cancer teams that we serve: 

- University Hospitals Bristol, based at Bristol Royal Infirmary  

- North Bristol NHS Trust, based at Southmead Hospital

Royal United Hospital Bath

Yeovil District Hospital  

Gloucester Royal Hospital

Musgrove Park Hospital