Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit

The Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit (PVDU) is one of the largest pulmonary hypertension treatment centres in Europe with a referral population of approximately 20 million. Patients travel from the Midlands, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Yorkshire & Humber and Wales to access the specialist services available in Sheffield.

Specialist care is provided by a large team including 10 consultants (including a consultant nurse and pharmacist respectively), specialist nurses and a specialist pharmacy team, along with a multi-professional group of dedicated staff on our fully integrated unit. We currently prescribe specific treatments for over 1,800 patients with all types of pulmonary hypertension and recruit patients for clinical trials exploring new treatments. We run a shared care service with adult congenital heart disease centres.

We offer comprehensive services, including standard diagnostics, multi-modality cardiopulmonary imaging (Echocardiography, CT, MRI, Nuclear) and advanced imaging including hyperpolarised Lung MRI. We have close links with multiple-specialities given the multi-systemic nature of pulmonary hypertension.

Our activity and performance is published in the national audit

For patients/carers

Please see the PHA UK charity's website for more information.

Outpatient referrals

Patients in whom pulmonary hypertension or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is suspected on the basis of history and echocardiography should be referred promptly for further assessment. We are happy to review patients with pulmonary hypertension where there is diagnostic doubt regarding the form of pulmonary hypertension. We may in some circumstances initially review imaging before deciding whether or not to review the patient physically.

Please use the referral checklist when submitting your outpatient referral.

We prefer referral requests to be sent via email to sht-tr.PVDU@nhs.net. Please do not duplicate the referral via posted mail.

For inpatient referrals please use contact details below

Contact us

Admin team for referrals: 0114 27 13940
Secretarial office: 0114 271 2132 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Ward M2 PVDU: 0114 2712279
For pharmacy issues: (0114) 271 3259
Clinical Nurse Specialists: 07920 150 099

Contacting Medical Staff

A member of medical staff is always available to discuss patients;

Please ring the Royal Hallamshire Hospital switchboard 0114 271 1900 and ask for:

1. PH Registrar on bleep 2387 (9am-5pm) Mon Fri
2. On-Call PH Consultant at all other times.

PVDU medical consultants:

  • Prof David Kiely, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Director
  • Dr Charlie Elliot, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Prof. Robin Condliffe, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Dr Athanasios Charalampopoulos, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Abdul Hameed, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Roger Thompson, Consultant Respiratory Physician/academic
  • Dr Judith Hurdman, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Prof. Alex Rothman, Consultant Cardiologist/academic


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