Respiratory Service


The Respiratory team at North Devon District Hospital aims to provide acute care for patients with a variety of respiratory conditions. In addition we provide outpatient clinics, an advisory service and education for healthcare professionals as well as an advisory service and education for patients.

The Team


Dr Alison Moody – Consultant Physician
Dr Georgina Hands – Consultant Physician
Dr Jareer Raza – Consultant Physician

Respiratory Nurses

Lynn Greenfield – Respiratory Specialist Nurse
Sharon Newcombe – Respiratory Nurse
Jan Williams – Respiratory Specialist Nurse for Cystic Fibrosis & Bronchiectasis

Oxygen Service

Lesley Parsons and Linda Jordan – Oxygen Assessment Nurse


The CREADO team is an Early Assisted Discharge Team who facilitate earlier discharge from Hospital and support in the community for patients having had a hospital admission due to COPD. Part of the remit of this team is to provide Pulmonary Rehabilitation at various locations in North Devon.

The team consists of COPD Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists and HCA’s’. They are based at Barnstaple Health centre. Their contact number is 01271 341505

Lung Cancer Nurses

Martin Peters – Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse
Donna Dean – Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse

The Lung Cancer Specialist Nurses act as keyworkers for patients with known or suspected lung cancer & mesothelioma, providing advice and support in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The CNS’s provide nurse led clinics and telephone support to patients, carers and other HCPs. They also support patients with malignant pleural effusions requiring insertion of PleurX drains.


Sharon Standen – Secretary to Dr Alison Moody & Dr Jareer Raza
Sally Pearson – Secretary to Dr Georgina Hands
Jess Cole – Administrator for Respiratory Nurses
Melanie Duncan and Angela Sutton – Administrator for Lesley Parsons and Linda Jordan

Useful contact numbers

The Respiratory Specialist Nurses provide a Helpline number 01271 311600 which is available Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00.

Oxygen Assessment Nurse contact number – 01271 337811

Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse – 01271 314046 or bleep 461

CREADO Team – 01271 341505

Sharon Standen – 01271 349589

Sally Pearson – 01271 322443

Jess Cole – 01271 311600

Areas of Interest

Lung Cancer
Interstitial Lung Disease
Nasal ventilation
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypopnoea Syndrome
Oxygen Therapy
Cystic Fibrosis

Services Provided by the Respiratory Team

Management of Asthma and COPD
Management of Interstitial Lung Disease (in collaboration with RD&E)
Management of Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis (in collaboration with RD&E hospital)
Assessments for and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB)
TB Contact Tracing
BCG Vaccination
Simple Overnight Oximetry studies for diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hypopnoea Syndrome.
Multichannel sleep studies
Nasal CPAP service
Non-Invasive Ventilation service
Oxygen Assessment service for Long Term Oxygen and Ambulatory Oxygen requirements


Clinics are held in a variety of settings across North Devon. Where appropriate, an appointment will be offered as close to your home as possible although some services are only available at certain locations.

Patient Information Leaflets

Support Groups

North Devon Breath Easy

Meets on 3rd Thursday of month at:
Marlborough Court (Common Room)
Park Lane
EX39 2QZ

Contact  03000 030 555

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Friendship Group

Meets last Tuesday of every month (excluding August & December) 11:30-12:30 at:
The Castle Centre
25 Castle St
EX31 3DR

Contact Debbie Newing 07967 491777 or June/Ros 0845 8949567

Sleep Apnoea Trust –

Useful Links

The British Lung Foundation –

Asthma UK –

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation –  0333 323 7200

MacMillan Cancer Support – 0808 808 0000

Last updated: November 4, 2019