Dr James Ramsay is a highly experienced respiratory medicine consultant, who is also qualified in general internal medicine, specialising in sleep apnoea, chronic cough, lung cancer, asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis. He provides comprehensive private care at the Spire Harpenden, Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth and the Cobham Clinic in Luton.
Dr Ramsay trained in Leeds at the internationally renowned St James’ teaching hospital. He successfully completed higher training in both respiratory and general internal medicine and sub-speciality training in lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infections including tuberculosis and bronchiectasis, ventilation, sleep medicine, chronic cough and pulmonary vascular disease. He was appointed respiratory consultant for the NHS at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in 2006.
His contribution to lung cancer developments and improving patient care led him to become lung cancer and mesothelioma lead and the medical director at the Luton and Dunstable hospital. He currently runs a one-stop clinic on Monday afternoons at the hospital for patients with suspected lung cancer. He also holds a specialist bronchiectasis clinic with a respiratory physiotherapist present to offer patient advice.
Dr Ramsay has high clinical standards and his clinics include the full range of imaging and diagnostic facilities to carry out lung function and sleep study tests. He is regularly asked to train new medical staff and his work in the field of lung cancer has led to him becoming the clinical cancer lead for the Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes STP.