Respiratory service

The Redbridge community suffers from varied Respiratory long term conditions ranging from COPD to pulmonary fibrosis. The Community Respiratory Team are specialist health care professionals who offer holistic treatment, care and self-management programmes for respiratory patients.

The service:

  • supports patients diagnosed with chronic respiratory conditions
  • supports patients in being proactive in the self management of their condition
  • provides home oxygen therapy assessments
  • provides pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • provides management and care for patients in a community or home setting.

With both nurses and physiotherapists, the team prides itself on a high standard of care for patients and their surrounding family and carers. The team offers three services: the Home Oxygen Service, a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service and a Specialist Respiratory Service. All three services undertake both clinic and home visits to ensure that all of the population of Redbridge has accessibility to services.  The Pulmonary Rehab Programme offers exercise and education at three locations across Redbridge. All three available services have excellent patient feedback, which makes the members of the team very proud. 

Lead by Specialist Physiotherapist Mangalaram Sadhasivam, the team have and will be undertaking, several educational events this year including World COPD day and MDT teaching. This team is accessible for advice to other health care professionals regarding respiratory conditions. They actively encourage teams to contact them with any queries or if advice is required. 

In the build-up to the team event marking World COPD day on 21 November between 1000 and 1600 at Barkingside Tesco, the team would like to raise awareness of their service to the residents of Redbridge and encourage anyone who thinks they may need assistance from the service to make contact to find out about available support.

Patient information

Contacting the team is easy:

Call the team direct on 0208 7082690

Email Nem-tr.redbridgeltc@nhs.net

Twitter: @nelft_rb_resp

We are ready and waiting for you!

The team members are as follows:
Mangalaram Sadhasivam -  Respiratory Lead and Specialist Physiotherapist
Divya Narasimhan - Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehab Physiotherapist.
Fadeke Atiku- Specialist Respiratory Nurse
Emma Crump- Specialist Respiratory Nurse and HOS-AR lead
My Dihn- Integrated Health Care Assistant

Referral forms must be sent to the above email, faxed forms are no longer accepted.

LTC admin team - Gary Davies, Karina Abraham, Surinderjeet Kaboh, Farhana Patel and Brinder Mann.