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Dr O'Driscoll has a research interest in mould allergy in asthma. He have helped to define a new phenotype of asthma (SAFS; Severe Asthma with Fungal Sensitisation) and was involved in the first trial of anti-fungal therapy for this condition.
He is Co-Chair of the working party that prepared the UK National Guidelines for emergency oxygen and is first author of the Guideline (published in Thorax, October 2008). He is currently leading the revision of the Guideline which is due for publication in late 2015.
Dr O'Driscoll also has sub-specialty interest in interstitial lung disease (lung fibrosis), especially when associated with connective tissue disorders such as rheumatoid arthtitis or systemic sclerosis.
Areas of interest
Asthma; COPD; Sarcoidosis; Extrinsic allergic alveolitis; Chest infections; Lung fibrosis, Oxygen therapy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Respiratory and General Medicine
Salford Royal University Hospital
Asthma, Oxygen, Lung Fibrosis
Silver level Clinical Excellence Award since 2009
91 publications in clinical journals, five book chapters and co-author of a book on nebuliser therapy.
Courses offered to GPs
I have given free talks to groups of GPs when invited to do so. Topics have included asthma, interstitial lung disease and oxygen therapy.
Anonymous patient feedback from 22 NHS patients as part of 360 degree appraisal in 2012 was uniformly positive.
22 of 22 patients described their average score for this consultant as "Very Satisfied"
- MD National University of Ireland 1983
- MRCP 1979, FRCP 1997 Royal College of Physicians (London) 1997
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Co-Chair of Emegency Oxygen Guideline Group British Thoracic Society 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respirtory medicine, 1990
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Thoracic Society and former council member. Co-chair of emergency oxygen Guideline group and former member of Acute Asthma Guideline group;
Member of European Respiratory Society
Member of British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
- Oaklands Hospital19 Lancaster RoadSalford
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 0161 206 5154
- Salford Royal HospitalStott Lane
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 0161 206 5154
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
I do not undertake any invasive procedures privately.