State of the Art 2019

NICK HART

Professor Nicholas Hart is the Director of the Lane Fox Respiratory Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

His other current roles include:

  • Professor of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, School of Basic and Medical BioSciences, King’s College London
  • Director of Research and Development Delivery, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Joint Editor-in-Chief, Thorax.

Nicholas was appointed in April 2012 as the director of the Lane Fox Respiratory service, which is an internationally recognised weaning, rehabilitation and home mechanical ventilation service. Since taking over as head of service, Nicholas has increased the activity by the introduction of seven-day working, opened the Lane Fox-REMEO Centre, re-structured the outpatient clinics, outpatient service and home ventilation service and increased the acuity of the inpatient service with installation of a comprehensive electronic patient record and central monitoring system. This has required an enhancement of the specialist workforce including consultants, junior doctors, nurses, allied health care professionals, technicians and administrative staff to support the service across paediatrics and adults.

The Lane Fox Respiratory Service is the largest weaning, rehabilitation and home ventilation service in the UK with over 2200 patients on the home ventilation programme and an annual turnover of over £20 million. Embedded within the Lane Fox Respiratory Service is the Lane Fox REMEO Respiratory Centre, based in Surrey, which is an innovative approach to the delivery of specialist respiratory healthcare and is a remote digital extension of the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital.