This Section is designed for healthcare professionals and GP Practice staff.

For public information, please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG public home page.

Chest Medicine

Emergency Information

For emergency information, please contact the Professional Support Line.

Two Week Wait Referrals

Please follow the link for the Two Week Wait Referral Forms page


Community Respiratory Service (CRS)

Call 01273 265593

The CRS is a specialist, multi-disciplinary community team available to Brighton and Hove patients over 18 living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, ILD and asthma.

The core elements of the service are:

  • Specialist input to optimise disease management, and provide information and advice to enable patients to self-manage their condition effectively.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Supporting patients to manage exacerbations in the community, with rapid response for those most at risk
  • Supported discharge from acute hospital based on clinical need and prioritisation
  • A home oxygen assessment and review service

Referral Forms

Referral Forms for the Community Respiratory Service are available:

Home Oxygen Service

Home Oxygen is provided by Dolby-Vivisol.  You can find more information, including referral documents and guidance, on their website.  Guidance on ordering home oxygen is available on the Sussex Community Foundation Trust website

You can find the Good HOOF Guide, which provides guidance for primary care and Out of Hours teams on prescribing Home Oxygen, in the table below. 

You can also find a Referral Aid for Long Term Oxygen Therapy in the table below.


Specialist Tuberculosis Team

For symptomatic, suspected TB cases, please refer directly to Respiratory Consultant Vanessa Kahr. It would be helpful in these cases if a CXR & 3 sputum samples for Mycobacteria can be initiated by the GP where appropriate.

Contact Kate Barnham, TB Nurse Specialist for advice and guidance on  01273 523111.
Address: Nigel Porter Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE. Direct line: 01273 523111​.

For information about the notification of infectious diseases, please see the Notification of Infectious Diseases information on the Public Health page

Specific conditions

Please follow the links below for more information on 


For prescribing information, please see Chapter 3 of the Joint Formulary.

Feedback on providers

Please follow the link to send us feedback on service providers


Good HOOF Guide for Primary Care and Out of Hours teams

The Good HOOF Guide for Primary Care and Out of Hours teams is for use by clinicians. It provides guidance to support non specialist teams who need to order home oxygen for palliative and cluster headache patients who are not already under the care of a under the care of a Home Oxygen Assessment and Review team.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.

Referral Aid for Long Term Oxygen Therapy

The Referral Aid for Long Term Oxygen Therapy is for use by clinicians.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us.