Consultants and other specialists


Dr Mark Allenby, consultant respiratory physician

Dr Allenby is particularly experienced in caring for adults with cystic fibrosis. Primarily based at Poole General Hospital, where he is responsible for caring for CF patients, he attends the adult CF unit at Southampton General Hospital once a fortnight.

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Thomas Daniels

Dr Thomas Daniels

Dr Daniels has been a consultant at Southampton since 2009. He qualified from Imperial College before working at a number of hospitals in London including Harefield Hospital and the London Chest Hospital. He first worked at UHS in 2003, before undertaking a period of research in microbiology of CF lung infections for his doctorate at the University of Southampton in 2005. In 2008 he undertook a 12 month training fellowship at the Queensland Centre for Thoracic Transplantation and Pulmonary Vascular Diseases in Brisbane, Australia.

Recently he was the Wessex representative on the clinical reference group advising NHS England on national cystic fibrosis matters from 2012 until the committee was disbanded in April 2016. In this capacity he has lead nationally on improvements to the interface between CF teams and lung transplant teams, the development of lay summaries of the national Service Specification for CF, and the proposals for new inhaled antibiotic for use by people with CF.

He works mainly in the adult cystic fibrosis unit, but also works in general respiratory medicine. He maintains an active teaching and research interest, publishing a number of scientific papers in collaboration with Dr Carroll and co-researchers in Southampton and beyond. He performs fiber-optic bronchoscopies and maintains a particular interest in lung transplantation.

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Dr Julia Nightingale

Dr Nightingale has worked at Southampton since August 2005. She qualified from Oxford University and did most of her postgraduate training in London, working at several hospitals including the Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital. During her training she spent several years doing research into airways inflammation at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Dr Nightingale works mainly in the Cystic Fibrosis Unit but also sees general respiratory patients. She was lead clinician for adult cystic fibrosis at Southampton from 2008 to 2012. She is interested in improving patient care through the education of other healthcare professionals involved in the care of CF patients and is co-chair of the Wessex CF Club. She is also involved in training medical students and junior doctors as well as facilitating workshops on educational supervision both for the Royal College of Physicians and the Wessex Deanery.

She is currently involved in research looking into how we may be able to help CF patients to manage taking their treatment and research looking at how to measure outcomes in CF care.

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Dr Mary Carroll

Dr Carroll set up the Southampton regional adult cystic fibrosis service in 1994. At that time there were 18 patients. In 1998, when the number of patients had risen to over 50, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust designated Southampton a large centre and Dr Carroll the centre director. There are now 200 patients cared for by Southampton CF centre and the region (south central) has expanded to include the Channel Islands. Dr Carroll was the clinical lead for the service from the start until 2008.

Dr Carroll has a strong research background; having helped developed the technique of nasal ventilation she has applied it for use in cystic fibrosis. She was involved in the discovery that nebulised heparin thins sputum so making it easier to expel. Currently she is involved in a large number of commercial and academic research projects, testing new treatments for people with CF.  She has a particular interest and is an international expert in studies using new molecular techniques to better identify the bacteria that cause lung infections.


Non-consultant doctors (Southampton)

In addition to the consultants, there are a number of other doctors who work within the department on a rotating basis. They include:

  • Senior clinical fellow - usually in the service for 12 months
  • Junior clinical fellow, SHO Grade - usually in the service for six months at a time
  • Training grade registrar (SpR or StR) - usually in the service for two to four months

Other specialists who help at Southampton include:

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Professor Richard Holt, consultant endocrinologist

Professor Holt helps with all matters relating to CF related diabetes and endocrinology. He runs a combined CF/diabetes clinic most Monday afternoons. Find out more at his University of Southampton page. 

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Professor Nigel Arden, consultant rheumatologist

Professor Arden helps with the management of weak bones in people with CF (a bit like osteoporosis) as well as rheumatological problems. He runs a clinic, either in person or by dietitian-led telephone consultation, once a month. Find out more at his University of Southampton page.

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Dr Kathryn Nash, consultant hepatologist

Dr Nash is a consultant liver specialist and helps with the management of CF related liver problems. She undertakes a joint CF/liver clinic once a month and is available to offer regular advice to the team.

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Mr Philip Harries, consultant ENT surgeon

Mr Harries undertakes all surgical management of CF related sinus problems and sees out patients at the Royal South Hants Hospital. He performs operations at Southampton General Hospital.

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Interventional radiology and vascular access services

These are run by a dedicated team of specialist radiologists including Dr Robert Allison, Dr Iain Wilson, Dr Hilary White, Dr Sachin Modi and Dr Tim Bryant

Medical students

The service often hosts medical students from the University of Southampton and sometimes from further afield, on the ward, ward rounds, during clinics and undertaking research projects.


In memorandum

We would like to pay tribute to the courage, spirit and dedication of most valued colleague Dr Valia Kehagia, who sadly passed away in 2013.