Dr Allen was appointed as clinical lead for the respiratory workstream on 18th July 2017 and endorsed by the British Thoracic Society.

You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]

The GIRFT national report on respiratory medicine has now been published

Click here to download or view the report

Click here to read an overview of the report and its recommendations.

We’ve also produced a short video with a summary of the report, including the key recommendations and opportunities for improvement.

Clinical Lead:  Dr Martin Allen MBE

Consultant physician for respiratory services and lead in sleep services at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, and NHS National Specialty Adviser for physiological measurements

Martin has been a consultant physician at University Hospital of North Midlands for the past 25 years, having previously worked as a consultant in Bradford for three years. He was also a senior registrar in Yorkshire.

His main research has been in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and sleep, but he also has a major interest in respiratory physiology, currently chairing the joint British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Association for Respiratory, Technology and Physiology (ARTP) board.

He chairs the Respiratory Expert Working Group on coding for NHS Digital and sits of the Royal College of Physicians’ commissioning group, together with the British Thoracic Society and Respiratory Long Term Plan Boards.

In September 2020 he was appointed the NHS’ National Specialty Adviser for physiological measurements, with a specific remit for cardio-respiratory diagnostics, and in June 2021 he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for services to the NHS, particularly during COVID-19.