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Dr Simon Taggart
Dr Simon Taggart
BSc. Med Sci, MBChB, FRCP, MD
Respiratory Medicine
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Dr Simon Taggart has been a dual accredited Consultant Chest & General Physician since 2000. He is also the Lead Lung Cancer Clinician for Salford and Chair of the Northwest Sector MDT for Lung Cancer.

Dr Taggart has published an MD thesis on Asthma: Pollution and Allergens and is the author of more than 50 peer reviewed articles and research papers. Dr Taggart also writes up to 150 medical reports relating to industrial injury and clinical negligence per year. He is a subspecialty tutor for Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Clinical Tutor to The University of Manchester.

Many of his patients have multiple co-morbidities and as such he is well qualified to care for them. In his last Consultant Appraisal (2012), all 23 patients surveyed rated their satisfaction of Dr Taggart’s service in the top category of “very good.”

Dr Taggart also participates in the care of acutely unwell patients when on-call for medicine at Salford and also care for patients on the Medical High Dependency Unit. As such he has wide experience in the field of general medicine and specialist respiratory medicine.


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Medical Procedures

  • Fibro-optic bronchoscopy (with iv sedation)
  • Broncho-alveolar lavage 
  • Endobronchial biopsy, wash, brush
  • Medical thoracoscopy 
  • Intercostal tube drainage of pneumothorax  
  • Fine Needle aspiration of lymph nodes 



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Special Interests


  • Chronic rhino-sinusitis 
  • Acute sinusitis 
  • Nasal Polyposis
  • Asthma 
  • Respiratory infection 
  • DVT / PE 
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • TB 
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis 
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pneumonia 
  • Hayfever
  • Allergy 
  • Pleurisy 
  • Costochondritis 
  • Chronic persistent cough / unexplained cough 
  • Occupational Medicine 
  • Occupational Asthma 
  • Occupational lung disease 
  • Asbestosis 
  • Diffuse Pleural Thickening 
  • Pleural effusion 
  • Pleural Plaques 
  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Occupational lung disease - asthma 
  • Clinical negligence 




Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB 1989 University of Manchester

Specialist Register entry date
General (internal) medicine From 27 July 1999
Respiratory medicine From 27 July 1999


Further Qualifications

BSc. Med Sci 1986 University of St Andrews
MRCP 1992 Royal Colleges of Physicians, London
MD 1996 University of Manchester
FRCP 2005 Royal College of Physicians, London

Professional memberships
British Thoracic Society