Consultants


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Dr Charlotte FJ Rayner
MD FRCP
GMC Number 3080638
Clinical Interests

All areas of general internal medicine. All areas of respiratory medicine, including respiratory infection, pulmonary and venous thromboembolism asthma, smoking related lung disease, lung carcinoma and interstitial disease, also management and prevention of tuberculosis. The rapid assessment clinic is run for patients presenting with acute medical problems or for patients presenting and requiring a rapid assessment for a possible underlying diagnosis of cancer.

Training and Background

Dr Charlotte Rayner trained in General and Respiratory Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and St.George’s Hospital London.

Charlotte now works solely in private practice. Charlotte is the responsible officer for Aspen Healthcare Ltd. She runs a rapid access service at Parkside that includes acute admissions and clinics for patients presenting with both general medical and respiratory symptoms including possible cancer. Charlotte works closely with the oncology team both on the ward and in the Cancer centre providing expert general medical and respiratory assessment and treatment advice. She is a member of the Haemato-Oncology multidisciplinary team and chairs the Acute Oncology Group.

She was Lead Clinician for Respiratory Medicine and lung cancer at St. George’s Hospital and was Director of Training for General Medicine both at St. George’s and in the South West Thames Region. In addition, she was lead Clinician in South West Thames for Tuberculosis and she was lead clinician for Lung cancer In South West Thames. At St. George’s Charlotte led the development of specialist services in many aspects of Respiratory medicine including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sarcoidosis, sleep disorders and tuberculosis, bronchoscopy and endobronchial therapy. Working with the Department of Paediatrics, she also had an interest in adolescent respiratory problems including asthma. Charlotte’s research interests have covered aspects of cancer, including presentation of patients with cancer, thromboembolic disease, and respiratory infection including bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive airways disease and tuberculosis. In addition she has undertaken studies in sleep medicine, asthma and sarcoidosis, More recently a study has been completed on patients with disordered breathing.

Frances Bowen-Rayner
Dr E Frances Bowen
PhD FRCP
GMC Number 3469604
Clinical Interests

Frances’ main speciality is the management of patients with abnormal chest x-rays and urgent respiratory problems.

Training and Background

Dr E Frances Bowen is a consultant in respiratory and general medicine. She has been a consultant at Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals and then Imperial College since 2000.

She is lung cancer MDT chair at Imperial and Chief of Service for Speciality Medicine Directorate.

Frances has a PhD in molecular virology and HIV and spent many great years at the Royal Free Hospital with the HIV and chest teams.