Dr Andrew Alexander Jeffrey

Consultant Respiratory Physician

BSc(hons), MBChB, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lond), FFICM

Year qualified:1980

Specialty

Personal profile

Like all NHS-appointed medically-qualified physicians, Dr Andrew Jeffrey has undergone extensive training in medicine in general and Respiratory Medicine in particular. He has been an NHS consultant since 1993, providing general medical, respiratory and intensive care services to the patients of Northampton General Hospital. Prior to taking up his post in Northampton he worked both clinically and in research in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Paris (as an INSERM research Fellow) and London (as a clinical Lecturer in UCL).

He is Director of Medical Education for the hospital and an honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Oxford and as such responsible for the oversight of all medical training (from undergraduate to specialist) that is undertaken in the hospital.

In addition to being Director of Medical Education for his hospital he is Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of London and immediate past chairman of NACT UK. As Censor of the RCP he a senior examiner for the MRCP examination, a member of the College Education committee and an educational advisor to the President.

Publications include approximately 30 peer reviewed scientific papers and presentations, book chapters and editorials. He has given evidence on behalf of specialist associations to 3 UK wide national reviews of medical education.

Dr Jeffrey is an honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Oxford and has been an external examiner for Warwick University, a tutor on the UCL medical education Masters course and remains a very active clinical teacher locally.

Professional Membership



  • British Thoracic Society

  • European Respiratory Society

  • National Association of Clinical Tutors UK (immediate past chairman)

  • Royal College of Physicians (Fellow and Censor)

  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (Fellow)

  • Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine(Fellow)

Clinical Interests


While happy to care for patients with all respiratory diseases, my particular sub-specialist interests are in diseases of the airways, such as


  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

  • Multifactorial breathlessness

  • Weight related breathing problems procedures such as bronchoscopy

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