Sleep Clinic UHCW
The Sleep Clinic is supervised by Dr Asad Ali at UHCW
Please note: YOU MUST SEND BOTH A REFERRAL LETTER AND ATTACH A DATA SHEET
Patients with suspected insomnia will be triaged and accepted on a case by case basis and you may be asked to redirect to another service
Patients with suspected neuro-muscular conditions should be referred via the agreed pathway to the Neurology/ Neuro-rehabilitation service, as appropriate.
A fast track assessment process is in place for professional / vocational drivers – see Data Sheet below (please request this in the referral letter)
Use link on the right to calculate the Epworth score
Referral to the Sleep Clinic
Please read the data sheet before your patient leaves the consulting room, to ensure you have all the required information.
Patients should not be given a definitive diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea without objective evidence from a sleep study or specialist assessment, in case of adverse consequences for driving, employment etc.
If your patient has a driving licence, he/she should be advised to inform the DVLA of excessive sleepiness or tiredness. Please see link to the right for more information.
Sleep Clinic George Eliot Hospital
Update: as of Monday 19th February 2024 the Cardio-Respiratory Unit/ Community diagnostic centre will no longer accept hand written referrals. We receive a significant number of hand written referrals that either have incorrect patient demographic information or are illegible leading to incorrect patient information being registered. This will include the following referrals:
- Respiratory Diagnostic referral
- Assessment of sleep disordered breathing
- Home oxygen therapy
- Breathlessness clinic
The Sleep Clinic is based at George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton
Please use the dedicated George Eliot Hospital referral form including the Epworth score
Referrals to be sent to:
Cardio Respiratory Unit
George Eliot Hospital College Street Nuneaton CV10 7DJ
Useful Contact Details:
Lead Respiratory Physiologist Cardio-Respiratory Department George Eliot Hospital
Tel: 024 7686 5128