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Dr Jose Thomas is a specialist in Respiratory Medicine and an Accredited Expert in Sleep Medicine and Sleep Technology. He is a consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He is the clinical lead for Sleep Medicine at the Aneurin Bevan Sleep Centre.
Dr Thomas trained in Respiratory Medicine in South Wales and was appointed as Consultant Physician in 1995. He was accredited as “SOMNOLOGIST- expert in sleep medicine” by the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS). He trained in advanced sleep technology at two centres in the United States and established the advanced sleep laboratory at Nevill Hall Hospital. He was accredited as a Registered Polysomnography Technologist by the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT) and subsequently gained the RST (Registered Sleep Technologist) certification offered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
He has interests in various sub-specialities of Respiratory Medicine, particularly asthma and respiratory allergies, interstitial lung diseases and laboratory evaluation of lung function including cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET or CPEX). He provides the CPET service for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. He established a comprehensive pleural disease service at Nevill Hall Hospital in 2005 , complete with medical thoracoscopy, ward-based thoracic ultrasound and a Tunnelled Pleural Cathether service, the first of its kind in Wales.
Dr. Thomas is experienced in the diagnosis and management of the full range of sleep disorders. He had led the sleep apnoea service at Nevill Hall Hospital since 2003 and currently runs dedicated clinics for the full sprectrum of sleep disorders including a neurological sleep disorders (“neuro-sleep” clinic) as well as sleep apnoea and complex sleep-related breathing disorders.
Areas of interest
Restless Legs syndrome;
Asthma and Respiratory allergies;
Interstitial lung diseases;
Excessive daytime sleepiness;
Parasomnias - sleep walking, and others;
REM sleep behaviour disorder;
Other sleep disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
Sleep disorders in patients with heart failure.
Travelling, Reading, Computing and photography.
Medical Educational Bursary for contribution to Educational Supervision, 2009.
Courses offered to GPs
Sleep disorders in General practice
Current managment of asthma
Neurological sleep disorders
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- M B B S Kerala University 1981
- MD All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 1981
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1987
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2001
- RPSGT (Registrered Polysomnography Technologist) BRPT (Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologist) 2011
- RST (Registered Sleep Technologist) ABSM (American Board of Sleep Medicine ) 2012
- "SOMNOLOGIST" - Expert in Sleep Medicine ESRS (European Sleep Research Society) 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respiratory medicine, 1997
- General Internal Medicine, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
British Thoracic Society
British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Member, American Assocaition of Sleep Medicine
Member, European Sleep Research Society
Member, British Sleep Society
Member, Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists
Member, American Association of Sleep Technologists
Member, European Society of Sleep Technologists
- Nevill Hall Hospital, NP7 7EG
- 17:00 - 19:30
- 01873 732389
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 18:00 - 19:30
- 029 2073 6011
- St Joseph's Private Hospital, NP20 6ZE
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01633 820300
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