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Adult cystic fibrosis centre

Royal Brompton Hospital has the largest centre for cystic fibrosis (CF) in Europe, caring for nearly 700 adult patients.

Royal Brompton adult cystic fibrosis department
We aim to provide the highest quality, evidence-based healthcare to our patients in a supportive and caring atmosphere.

We participate in national and international research with the aim to continually improve the management of CF.

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The ward

The CF ward consists of 25 single rooms all with en-suite bathroom facilities. The ward is staffed by nurses who are highly trained and specialists in CF care.

Read more about Foulis ward

CF clinics

At Royal Brompton's adult cystic fibrosis centre we run clinics for:

  • CF outpatients
  • CF-related diabetes
  • CF gastro-enterology

Read more about about our CF clinics

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Reception on Foulis ward

Multidisciplinary team

From our nurses and consultants right through to our physiotherapists, dietitians and ward administrator, our central CF team is focused on ensuring the best of care to all CF patients and their families.

The medical team reviews patients daily and members of the multidisciplinary team visit regularly. 


The importance of a multi-disciplinary team is essential in the care of adults with CF therefore we have close links with the following teams and services:


  • Transplant team
  • Psychology / psychiatry
  • Obstetricians / gynaecologists
  • Ear nose and throat specialists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Palliative care team
  • Endocrinologists
  • Pain management team
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • School team


Featured in the press

The Evening Standard reported on a new digital cystic fibrosis service at Royal Brompton, which will see patients communicate with consultants via Skype, undergo lung tests through their phones, have their blood tested with a home-testing service and prescriptions delivered by a service like Amazon.

Professor Stuart Elborn, centre director for specialist adult cystic fibrosis, told the Standard: “Most importantly, it changes the ‘power relationship’. The person with CF has access to the same data as their doctor. We can have an open discussion, sharing blood tests, lung tests, how they are feeling, and come to a decision that is best for the person at that time. It allows people to have the same quality of healthcare but not come to hospital.” 

Read the full article

With thanks to the Evening Standard


Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121



Cystic fibrosis centre:
Fulham wing
Royal Brompton Hospital

London SW3 6NP

Contact details:

CF Nurses office:

Email: CFHomecare@rbht.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7351 8065


Email: cfadultphysio@rbht.nhs.uk


Email: cfdiet@rbht.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 7351 8071


Email: cfadultpharmacy@


Tel: 020 7351 8059

Read more on our cystic fibrosispages for healthcare professionals.

Read more about the transplantteam at Harefield Hospital

Watch our information films about breathing techniques for cystic fibrosis patients

We are working with Vertex on a joint project to deliver a new ‘digital care hub’ for patients.
Find out more (PDF, 170KB)