Working in the Specialty

Respiratory Medicine Workforce Review 2018

The 2018 Respiratory Medicine Workforce Review provides a summary of key issues facing those working in respiratory medicine in secondary care. 

The 2018 Review is informed by the information obtained from the 2018 respiratory medicine workforce survey relating to recruitment and retention to respiratory medicine consultant posts.  The 2018 Survey report is available here.


Taskforce for Lung Health - BTS Evidence 2018

BTS has submitted evidence to the Taskforce for Lung Health in relation to the respiratory medicine taskforce.  Read the BTS submission here

Working in Respiratory Medicine

‘If you are considering a career in respiratory medicine then you are choosing a specialty which combines real patient care, good communication skills, procedural skills with a team based approach which is truly satisfying’ Dr Najib Rahman


Working in Academic Respiratory Medicine

'Being able to be involved in the care of people living with respiratory disease is such a special thing....academic medicine adds something else, it enables us to add a little bit to the sum of human knowledge and thats a very special thing to be involved with' Dr John Hurst

To see our dedicated webpages for specific areas of work, select the thumbnails at the bottom of the page.

BTS membership

If you are keen to work in the specialty it is never to soon to join!  We offer very reasonable medical student and foundation years membership rates, attractive membership benefits to a multi-disciplinary membership (over 3,000), and you can also join the ERS for an addittional £20 a year.