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Shirley Austen, secretary


After studying medicine at the Middlesex Hospital London (UCL) Dr Sarah Elkin went on to specialise in respiratory medicine in north west Thames. She has a doctorate from research performed at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. She has been a consultant for over 11 years and has clinical and research interests in COPD and models of care. More recently she has become consultant lead for the local community cardio-respiratory service and is spending more time in community settings working more closely with GPs. She is the COPD lead for north west London CLAHRC and is an honorary senior lecturer for Imperial College, London.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diagnosis of breathlessness, lung cancer

Research & publications

Identifying the challenges and facilitators of implementing a COPD care bundle

Designing and implementing a COPD discharge care bundle

BTS Guideline for pulmonary rehabilitation

Private practice

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