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SarcoidosisUK are aware that it is sometimes very difficult for patients to know which consultants to ask for a referral to when seeking specialist care for their sarcoidosis. The Sarcoidosis Consultant Directory below is a growing database of known specialists across the UK. It is designed as a tool for patients and healthcare professionals to help remove this barrier to effective care.

Instructions to Use the Directory

Click the blue icons on the map to find details of sarcoidosis consultants in your area. Use the external links in the pop-up boxes to find consultant contact details and more information about referrals. You can use the ‘Search’ function above the map to help narrow down your search.


  • Search by ‘address’: Use a UK postcode, town or city.
  • Search by ‘consultant name/organ etc.’: Search for a specific keyword. Tip: Try using alternative words, for instance search ‘pulmonary’ and ‘respiratory’ as well as ‘lung’. 
  • Radius: Adjust the search radius (miles) to find consultants near you. The radius function will only work if you have entered an address. Tip: To search the whole of the UK, select 500 miles. 
  • Reset: This resets all the search options.
  • Zoom: Use the plus and minus buttons at the bottom right of the map to zoom in and out of the map.
  • Full screen: Use the square button at the top right of the map to make the map full-screen. The same button then reduces the map back to normal size.
Are the Consultants Sarcoidosis Specialists or Respiratory Specialists?

Most consultants included in the directory specialise in respiratory medicine because about 90% of sarcoidosis cases involve the lungs. Because of the rarity and multi-system nature of sarcoidosis (and the way the UK healthcare system is organised), consultants who specialise only in sarcoidosis and treat multiple types of sarcoidosis are few and far between. Therefore if sarcoidosis seriously affects more than one part of your body you may need referrals to multiple specialists.

How Does SarcoidosisUK Decide Which Consultants to Include in the Directory?

We have included consultants who have been highly recommended to us by sarcoidosis patients and who we have checked and verified.

If your consultant is not on the list and you think they should be added, we would love to hear from you. Please send their name and hospital an an email to us.

If you are a consultant and would like to be listed, please get in touch.

Can I Choose My Consultant?

GP surgeries tend to refer to local hospitals and services. However in most cases you have a legal right to choose which NHS hospital or service you go to. So if you want to be referred to somewhere else in the country, for instance to a specialist consultant or sarcoidosis clinic, you just need to ask your GP.

Find out more about NHS Patient Choice here.

How Can I Find a Consultant Outside of the UK?

WASOG (World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders) has a list of sarcoidosis specialists in member countries across the world. Click here to go to the WASOG members list and find a consultant in your country.

Please note: This information was recently verified by SarcoidosisUK. However we cannot be held responsible for any details changing, any incorrect information or any inconvenience caused as a result. Please let us know if you spot an error and would like to update us.

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Specialist Centres for Care

Sarcoidosis is one of the most common interstitial lung diseases (ILD). Many of the sarcoidosis specialists in the directory above will work within, or closely with, ILD services in their NHS trust. Below is a list of key ILD centres across the UK.

The list is based on 1) BLF data, 2) NHS England ILD Specialist Service Policy and 3) SarcoidosisUK knowledge and contacts.

This information has been included to give the best current information of where the top specialist centres are for sarcoidosis care in the UK. It is not an official or comprehensive list and should be used as a guide only.

EnglandCheshire and MerseysideAintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandEast MidlandsUniversity Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
EnglandEast MidlandsNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
EnglandEast MidlandsNorfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandEast of EnglandPapworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandSouth WestRoyal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust
EnglandSouth WestNorth Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandLondonKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandLondon University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandLondon Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandLondon Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandLondon Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
EnglandGreater Manchester, Lancashire
and South Cumbria
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandThames ValleyOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandWessexUniversity Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandWessexPortsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
EnglandYorkshire and HumberLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
EnglandYorkshire and HumberSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandYorkshire and HumberHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
EnglandNorthern EnglandNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandWest MidlandsUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
EnglandNorth MidlandsUniversity Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
ScotlandScotlandGreater Glasgow & Clyde
WalesWalesCardiff and Vale University Health Board
WalesWalesAneurin Bevan University Health Board
WalesWalesAbertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
WalesWalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandWestern Trust
Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandNorthern Trust
EnglandSouth EastBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
EnglandYorkshire and HumberMid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Please note: Areas are indicative only. Many centres may cover additional surrounding areas depending on local agreements and partnership working. Information adapted from British Lung Foundation report on Interstitial Lung Disease (A map for better care: making effective care pathways for people with interstitial lung disease, September 2017)

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