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Dr Edward Nash is a consultant physician at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School. He trained in respiratory medicine in Bristol and spent 12 months as CF fellow in Toronto, Canada at the largest CF clinic in North America. As part of this fellowship he also worked as Lung Transplant fellow in the busiest transplant unit in North America.
Currently he cares for patients with general respiratory conditions and his specialist interest is CF. He works as one of the three consultant physicians in a large multidisciplinary team at the West Midlands Adult CF Centre at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. He also provides the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and is clinical lead for audit, bronchoscopy and pleural disease. He wrote the Trust guidelines for community acquired pneumonia, pleural effusion and chest drain insertion. He helped to establish a ward-based physician-led pleural ultrasound service to improve the safety and timeliness of pleural procedures for inpatients with pleural effusions in the hospital. He regularly trains junior doctors in chest drain insertion and leads the regional respiratory SpR training days in bronchoscopy and CF.
Areas of interest
Lung cancer; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Pulmonary fibrosis; Bronchiectasis; Asthma; Pleural disease; Cough
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical School.
Dr Nash's research interests include clinical research in a variety areas related to adults with CF.
Golf, Victorian British watercolours, Family.
Clinical excellence award level 4.
Most recent publications are:
1: Harte JM, Golby CK, Acosta J, Nash EF, Kiraci E, Williams MA, Arvanitis TN,
Naidu B. Chest wall motion analysis in healthy volunteers and adults with cystic
fibrosis using a novel Kinect-based motion tracking system. Med Biol Eng Comput.
2016 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26872677.
2: Barr HL, Halliday N, Cámara M, Barrett DA, Williams P, Forrester DL, Simms R,
Smyth AR, Honeybourne D, Whitehouse JL, Nash EF, Dewar J, Clayton A, Knox AJ,
Fogarty AW. Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing molecules correlate with
clinical status in cystic fibrosis. Eur Respir J. 2015 Oct;46(4):1046-54. doi:
10.1183/09031936.00225214. Epub 2015 May 28. PubMed PMID: 26022946; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4589431.
3: Khiroya H, Pound R, Qureshi U, Brown C, Barrett J, Rashid R, Whitehouse JL,
Turner AM, Nash EF. Physical activity in adults with cystic fibrosis receiving
intravenous antibiotics in hospital and in the community. Open Respir Med J. 2015
Feb 25;9:15-21. doi: 10.2174/1874306401509010015. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID:
25741394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4347052.
4: Hill M, Suri R, Nash EF, Morris S, Chitty LS. Preferences for Prenatal Tests
for Cystic Fibrosis: A Discrete Choice Experiment to Compare the Views of Adult
Patients, Carriers of Cystic Fibrosis and Health Professionals. J Clin Med. 2014
Feb 14;3(1):176-90. doi: 10.3390/jcm3010176. PubMed PMID: 26237256; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4449661.
5: Nash EF, Ohri CM, Stephenson AL, Durie PR. Abdominal pain in adults with
cystic fibrosis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Feb;26(2):129-36. doi:
10.1097/MEG.0000000000000011. Review. PubMed PMID: 24366450.
6: Tam J, Nash EF, Ratjen F, Tullis E, Stephenson A. Nebulized and oral thiol
derivatives for pulmonary disease in cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
2013 Jul 12;7:CD007168. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007168.pub3. Review. PubMed PMID:
Courses offered to GPs
Talks focusing on the management of patients with COPD, asthma, pleural disease, CF and bronchiectasis.
Reference number 4543141
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (1-5)