Dr Chris Davies

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine


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Personal profile

Dr Chris Davies qualified at Birmingham University Medical School in 1990 and trained in general medicine and respiratory medicine in the Oxford region and commenced as Consultant Physician to the Royal Berkshire & Battle NHS Foundation Trust in January 2000. He completed his postgraduate degree (MD) on Pleural Infection and also did research on sleep apnoea and cardiovascular disease. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2004.

He has been a member of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) since 1994 and was a co-author of the BTS Pleural Guidelines published in 2004 and 2010, and part of the BTS Pulmonary Embolism Guideline Group. Chris was also Clinical Director for Acute Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital between 2004 and 2007, before becoming Programme Director for Respiratory Medicine for Oxford Deanery between 2006 and 2011 and a member of the Specialty Advisory Committee for Respiratory Medicine at the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board (JRCPTB) between 2007 and 2011. He has also been the Regional Specialty Advisor for Respiratory Medicine between 2006 and 2014. Between 2011 and 2015 he was the Director of Core Medical Training for the Oxford Deanery/HETV and representative on the School of Medicine Executive Board. Chris was the Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine in Reading and chaired the Respiratory Stakeholder group.

In November 2018, Chris moved to Poole to continue his career in Respiratory and General Medicine at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust near to the seaside, and has moved his private practice to the BMI Harbour Hospital in Poole.

In common with most Respiratory Consultants, Chris is involved in general respiratory and internal medicine, but is involved in asthma, COPD, investigation of cancer, pulmonary emboli, pleural diseases, asbestos related disease, pulmonary fibrosis and also sleep apnoea and non-invasive ventilation.

Professional Memberships

  • British Thoracic Society
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • British Sleep Society

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Sleep related disorder eg. Sleep apnoea / Snoring
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Occupational - Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Emboli
  • Pneumonia and respiratory tract infections
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pleural Disease
  • General medical & other Respiratory Diseases

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