Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Interstitial Lung Disease

The Sheffield Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Service is a regionally/nationally commissioned service serving the population of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, although we also see patients from further afield. From August 2014 patients will receive care from 3 medical consultants (with planned expansion to 5 consultants), a specialist nurse and a specialist dedicated pharmacist, along with a multi-professional group of dedicated staff including radiologists, thoracic surgeons and pathologists. We provide diagnostics and treatment as well as being active in clinical trials exploring new treatments and pathways of care.

Further information about ILD is available at the British Lung Foundation website (

The ILD service is research active. We participate in a number of diverse studies including investigation of new medications and treatments as well as collaborating with local and national colleagues exploring improved pathways of care. We work with a specialist group of research nurses from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Clinical Research Facility who coordinate and deliver research projects in an experienced and efficient way. We encourage all our eligible patients to become involved in research if they wish, in line with national guidelines, although if you do not wish to be involved this will not alter your clinical care in any way.