Melissa Heightman

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Melissa Heightman

Dr Heightman specialises in interstitial lung disease and integrated respiratory medicine. She qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and trained in respiratory medicine at the Brompton Hospital and in North London. She held a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship from 2007 to 2011.

She is a member of the clinical leadership group of the London Respiratory Clinical Network which develops guidance for London in meeting respiratory priorities in the NHS long term plan and relating to the COVID19 pandemic. 

Dr Heightman has been clinical lead for the COVID follow up service at the trust which is a multiprofessional and multispeciality service which integrates with community assessment and community rehabilitation services. She is a National Specialist Adviser for Post COVID services and has been an expert adviser to NICE relating to the guideline for management of the long-term effects of COVID19. She has a broad interest in transformation of outpatient services and in developing new models of care for long term conditions across the integrated care system.

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