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Last updated: 9 Jul 2020
- Sleep disorders
National Clinical Advisor to NICE COPD Guideline.
Member of NICE COPD Expert Advisory panel.
National Clinical Advisor to NICE Sleep Apnoea Health Technology Appraisal.
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.
35 years experience as a Consultant Physician in General, Respiratory and Sleep medicine.
Sleep Medicine and Polysomnography training and qualification 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, Respiratory Failure, Sleep Breathing Disorders (Sleep Apnoea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome) and Sleep disorders including Restless Legs Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement, Parasomnias (Sleep Walking and REM behaviour disorder), Narcolepsy and Insomnia.
Areas of interest
Respiratory disorders;Asthma;COPD;Lung Cancer;Sleep disorders;Sleep Apnoea;Obstructive Sleep Apnoea;Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome;Parasomnias;Sleep Walking;REM Behaviour disorder;Restless Legs Syndrome;Periodic Limb Movement;Narcolepsy;Insomnia.
- Fylde Coast Hospital Reception
- Spire Fylde Coast Hospital Fylde Coast Hospital St. Walburgas Road Blackpool FY3 8BP
- 01253 394188
Delivery of care and health economics in Asthma, COPD and Sleep disorders.
Clinical guideline and pathway development in Asthma, COPD and Sleep disorders.
Development of new therapies in Respiratory and Sleep disorders.
NHS Silver Merit Award
Over 120 peer reviewed publications and abstracts and book chapters including:
Guidelines: Management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary and secondary care: summary of updated NICE guidance. O’Reilly J, Jones MM, Parnham J, et al.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.
The feasibility of early pulmonary rehabilitation and activity after COPD exacerbations: external pilot randomised controlled trial, qualitative case study and exploratory economic evaluation. Matthew Cox, Catherine O’Connor, Katie Biggs, Daniel Hind, Oscar Bortolami, Matthew Franklin, Barbara Collins, Stephen Walters, Allan Wailoo, Julie Channell, Paul Albert, Ursula Freeman, Stephen Bourke, Michael Steiner, Jon Miles, Tom O’Brien, David McWilliams, Terry Schofield, John O’Reilly and Rodney Hughes. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) · March 2018. ISSN 1366-5278.
Sleep Apnoea. JF O’Reilly General Practice in Airways Group (GPIAG) Opinion Sheet 2013.
Sleep apnoea and sleep breathing disorders. John O’Reilly. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009; Vol 70; 6: 234-40. 100.
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.
Sleep physiology and Sleep Breathing Disorders. Chapter in: Scott-Brown's Otorhinolarnygology and Head and Neck Surgery (2018).
The MERGE study: The Effect of CPAP on Energy and Vitality in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. American Thoracic Society meeting, Dallas Texas USA, 20th May 2019.
Wimms A, Kelly JL, Turnbull CD, McMillan A, Craig SE, O’Reilly JF et al. Continuous positive airway pressure versus standard care for the treatment of people with mild obstructive sleep apnoea (MERGE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med 2019 Published Online December 2, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(19)30402-3
Courses offered to GPs
Asthma Diagnosis and Management.
COPD Diagnosis and Management.
Asthma Guideline Update.
COPD Guideline Update.
Sleep Breathing Disorders.
- MA (Natural Sciences) Cambridge University 1978
- MB, B.Chir. Cambridge University 1976
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1984
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1978
- 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
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Education sub-committee British Sleep Society 2020
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 British Sleep Society Education sub-committee (current)
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.
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Post treatment communication
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