Information for Medical Staff

The following links provide information for Medical Staff about pulmonary hypertension and its clinical management at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

What is Pulmonary Hypertension? (PDF document)

PH: Common Problems (PDF document)

Local Guidelines (PDF document)

Contacting Medical Staff

A member of medical staff is always available to discuss patients; ring the Royal Hallamshire Hospital switchboard (0114 271 1900) and ask for:

  • PH SPR on bleep 2387 (9am-5pm)
  • On-Call PH Consultant (5pm-9am)

Or contact secretaries for Drs Condliffe, Elliot, Charalampopoulos & Kiely on (0114) 271 2132 or 271 2187

  • For pharmacy issues: (0114) 271 3259
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists: 07920 150 099


Patients in whom PAH or CTEPH is suspected on the basis of history and echocardiography should be referred promptly for further assessment. We would suggest excluding thromboembolic disease but would not generally recommend extensive investigations locally as this can delay diagnosis and treatment. We are happy to review patients with pulmonary hypertension where there is diagnostic doubt regarding the form of PH. We may in some circumstances initially review imaging before deciding whether or not to review the patient physically.