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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Intersitial Lung Disease

Checked: 02-07-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 02-07-2019


The Bristol Interstitial Lung Disease Service at North Bristol NHS Trust cares for patients across BNSSG (plus additional referrals from other centres), with a variety of interstitial lung diseases including:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis related to auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome
  • Pulmonary fibrosis due to other causes.

The ILD team have  advised that new patients should have a HRCT (high resolution CT) prior to referral.

The service is supported by respiratory consultants, rheumatologists, clinical nurse specialist and pharmacist.


Referrals should be sent via eReferral and are triaged in secondary care via a Referral Assessment Service (RAS).