Dr Charlotte Rayner
- All areas of general internal medicine
- All areas of respiratory medicine
- Respiratory infection
- Pulmonary and venous thromboembolism
- Smoking related lung disease
- Lung carcinoma and interstitial disease
- Management and prevention of tuberculosis.
- Rapid assessment for possible underlying diagnosis of cancer
Training and Background
Dr Rayner trained in General and Respiratory Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital and St.George’s Hospital London.
She now works solely in private practice and runs a rapid access service at Parkside that includes acute admissions and clinics for patients presenting with both general medical and respiratory symptoms including possible cancer. She works closely with the oncology team both on the ward and in the Cancer centre providing expert general medical and respiratory assessment and treatment advice. She is a member of the Haemato-Oncology multidisciplinary team and chairs the Acute Oncology Group.
She was Lead Clinician for Respiratory Medicine and lung cancer at St. George’s Hospital and was Director of Training for General Medicine both at St. George’s and in the South West Thames Region. In addition, she was lead Clinician in South West Thames for Tuberculosis and she was lead clinician for Lung cancer In South West Thames. At St. George’s, Dr Rayner led the development of specialist services in many aspects of Respiratory medicine including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sarcoidosis, sleep disorders and tuberculosis, bronchoscopy and endobronchial therapy. Working with the Department of Paediatrics, she also had an interest in adolescent respiratory problems including asthma.
Dr Rayner’s research interests have covered aspects of cancer, including presentation of patients with cancer, thromboembolic disease, and respiratory infection including bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive airways disease and tuberculosis. In addition, she has undertaken studies in sleep medicine, asthma and sarcoidosis. More recently a study has been completed on patients with disordered breathing.