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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Sleep disorders
National Clinical Advisor to NICE COPD Guideline and Member of NICE COPD Expert Adviser panel.
Co-author of British Thoracic Society national COPD Intermediate Care guidelines.
Clinical Lead North West Regional Sleep Medicine Service, Liverpool UK.
Co-chair of North West Strategic Health Authority Sleep Network.
General and Respiratory medicine training in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and Bristol, UK.
Over 30 years experience as a Consultant Physician in General Respiratory and Sleep medicine.
Sleep Medicine and Polysomnography training and examination in at the Sleep Medicine School at Stanford University California, USA 1995.
European Respiratory Society Expert Sleep Specialist certification.
Specific interests include the assessment and management of Asthma, COPD, Sleep Breathing Disorders and Respiratory Failure as well as Sleep disorders including Parasomnias and Narcolepsy.
Areas of interest
Respiratory disorders;Asthma;COPD;Lung cancer;Sleep disorders;Sleep apnoea;Obstructive sleep apnoea;Parasomnias;Sleep walking;REM behaviour disorder;Restless legs syndrome;Periodic limb movement;Insomnia;
- Fylde Coast Hospital Reception
- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital Fylde Coast Hospital St. Walburgas Road Blackpool FY3 8BP
- 01253 394188
- Sefton Suite Reception
- Aintree University Hospital Longmoor Lane Liverpool L9 7AL
- 0151 330 6551
- 0151 330 6568
Current NHS consultant posts held
Aintree University Hospital
Long Moor Lane
Delivery of care and health economics in COPD and sleep disorders.
Clinical guideline and pathway development in COPD and Sleep disorders
Development of new therapies in respiratory and sleep disorders.
Over 100 peer reviewed publications and abstracts including:
Sleep apnoea and sleep breathing disorders. John O’Reilly. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009; Vol 70; 6: 234-40. 100.
O’Reilly J, Jones MM, Parnham J, et al. Guidelines: Management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
in primary and secondary care: summary of updated NICE guidance. BMJ 2010;340:c3134
The national chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resources and outcomes project (NCROP). Re-survey 2010.
Roberts CM, Stone RA, Lowe D, Pursey NA, Potter JM and O’Reilly JF. Clinical effectiveness and evaluation unit. Royal College of Physicians, London UK, October 2010.
What's nice about the new NICE guideline? O’Reilly J, Rudolf M. Thorax 2011;66:93-96.
The national chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resources and outcomes project (NCROP). Action Plan achievement since 2007. Oral presentation of abstract at British Thoracic Society Annual Conference, December 2011.
Sleep Apnoea. JF O’Reilly General Practice in Airways Group (GPIAG) Opinion Sheet 2013.
Pulse transit time changes in subjects exhibiting sleep disordered breathing. Chakrabarti B, Emegbo B, Craig S, Duffy N, O'Reilly J. Respiratory Medicine 2017;122; 18-22
Courses offered to GPs
Sleep Disorders for General Practitioners.
COPD diagnosis and management.
COPD Guideline update.
- MB, B.Chir. Cambridge University 1976
- MA (Natural Sciences) Cambridge University 1978
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1978
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1984
- Sleep Medicine Course Stanford School of Sleep Medicine, Stanford, California, USA 1996
- European Expert Sleep Specialist Accreditation European Sleep Research Society 2013
Reference number 2313685
Details of entry to specialist register
- JCHMT specialist Registration in General and Respiratory Medicine, 1984
Affiliations / memberships
Member of Council of British Thoracic Society from 2009-2012.
Member of British Sleep Society National Executive Committee and Education and Training lead 2004-2009.
Member of Royal College of Physicians (London) Internal Medicine Committee 1999-2004.
Past President North West Thoracic Society.
Member of European Respiratory Society.
Member of European Sleep Research Society
Member of American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- Sefton Suite, Aintree University Hospital, Long...
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 0151 330 6551
- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, St Walburgas Road,...
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01253 394188
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr John O'Reilly