I am a consultant respiratory physician at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based primarily at Cheltenham General Hospital. From July 2008 until December 2014 I practised in general respiratory medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's) and in specialist respiratory medicine at Papworth Hospital. I have a sub-specialty interest in lung cancer and interventional pulmonology, which concerns the use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of breathlessness caused by cancer. I studied medicine in London at Guy’s Hospital before completing my training in Oxford, Sydney, Cambridge and Norwich. I worked as a consultant physician at the Oxford University Hospitals from 2000-08 before moving to Papworth to pursue my specialist interests in lung cancer. I was Medical Director at Papworth from January 2013 to December 2014. Education and Training BA, Physics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge 1979 MA 1983 MBBS (Distinction in Medicine) United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London 1991 MRCP London 1994 FRACP 1998 FRCP 2007 Recent and Important Publications Survival in Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions Who Developed Pleural Infection: A Retrospective Case Review From Six UK Centers. Bibby AC, Clive AO, Slade GC, Morley AJ, Fallon J, Psallidas I, Pepperell JC, Slade MG, Stanton AE, Rahman NM, Maskell NA. Chest. 2015 Jul 1;148(1):235-41. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-2199. Therapeutic bronchoscopy for malignant central airway obstruction: success rates and impact on dyspnea and quality of life. Ost DE, Ernst A, Grosu HB, Lei X, Diaz-Mendoza J, Slade M, Gildea TR, Machuzak MS, Jimenez CA, Toth J, Kovitz KL, Ray C, Greenhill S, Casal RF, Almeida FA, Wahidi MM, Eapen GA, Feller-Kopman D, Morice RC, Benzaquen S, Tremblay A, Simoff M; AQuIRE Bronchoscopy Registry. Chest. 2015 May;147(5):1282-98. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1526. Management of pneumothorax and prolonged air leak. Slade M. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Dec;35(6):706-14. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1395502. Epub 2014 Dec 2. Clinical outcomes of indwelling pleural catheter-related pleural infections: an international multicenter study. Fysh ET, Tremblay A, Feller-Kopman D, Mishra EK, Slade M, Garske L, Clive AO, Lamb C, Boshuizen R, Ng BJ, Rosenstengel AW, Yarmus L, Rahman NM, Maskell NA, Lee YC. Chest. 2013 Nov;144(5):1597-602. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-3103 Symptom management in patients with lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Simoff MJ, Lally B, Slade MG, Goldberg WG, Lee P, Michaud GC, Wahidi MM, Chawla M. Chest. 2013 May;143(5 Suppl):e455S-97S. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2366. Clinical management of older people with non-small cell lung cancer in England. Beckett P, Callister M, Tata LJ, Harrison R, Peake MD, Stanley R, Woolhouse I, Slade M, Hubbard RB. Thorax. 2012 Sep;67(9):836-9. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200994. Epub 2012 Jul 6. PMID:22771514 Du Rand, I. A., Barber, P. V., Goldring, J., Lewis, R. A., Mandal, S., Munavvar, M., Rintoul, R. C., Shah, P. L., Singh, S., Slade, M. G. and Woolley, A. (2011) British Thoracic Society guideline for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults. Thorax 66 Suppl 3, p.iii1-21. Oltmanns, U. and Slade, M. (2011) Tracheobronchial stenting. Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 72, p.318-324. Slade, M. G., Rahman, N. M., Stanton, A. E., Curry, L., Slade, G. C., Clelland, C. A. and Gleeson, F. V. (2011) Improving standards in flexible bronchoscopy for lung cancer. Eur Respir J 37, p.895-901. Slade MG, Rahman NM, Stanton AE, Curry L, Slade GC, Clelland CA, Gleeson FV. Improving standards in flexible bronchoscopy for lung cancer. European Respiratory Journal 2010.
I have recently been under the care of Dr Slade for a recurring plural effusion. He was so patient and really took the time to listen to my concerns and find out why this kept happening and treated me with such compassion and understanding. He explained everything so clearly and how this will be treated and I felt so reassured. I really couldn't have asked for a better doctor, would highly recommend to anyone.
Upon my diagnosis of Lung Cancer Dr Slade treated me with complete honesty but was very gentle and patient. He was so reassuring and informative and I couldn't have asked for better care.
Sadly, my mum has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the last week. Whilst we are only just coming to terms with the news, Dr Slade broke the news with compassion and care. Despite being faced with my long list of questions, he did not bawlk responding with patience and empathy making every effort to ensure I was fully informed. He has taken great care to explain complicated medical facts in simple ways. As my mum didn't feel physically well enough to attend a recent appointment, Dr Slade was amenable to having a telephone appointment. I have every confidence in the advice and care provided by Dr Slade.
Dr Slade was clear and kind in his ministrations and very conscientious without being overbearing or patronising. Would highly recommend to anyone unfortunate enough to require his help.
Very matter of factly, my Mother was sadly diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Treatment was not going to make any difference and the side effects of any treatment could have made her worse. Dr Mark Slade telephoned my Mother at her home and I happened to take the call. He came across as being so gentle and empathic to my Mother’s condition that I knew it would be beneficial to her to meet him. Following our meeting, I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Slade. He treated my Mother with a great deal of care and compassion and made her feel at ease. There was no rush with the session; it felt as though it was a private consultation. Dr Slade advised her on balance, medication and suggested a support group to assist her with the condition. He asked her how she felt in general and answered in full, all her questions. He showed a great deal of understanding and made her feel as if someone cared. In our view, anyone who is a patient of Dr Slade is very fortunate.
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