Respiratory medicine (lung)
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Dr Alanna Hare graduated in 1999 at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge and completed her postgraduate training at St Mary’s, Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002.

She trained in respiratory and general medicine in London at St Mary’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. 

She completed her masters in clinical education in 2013 and was awarded distinction. She has also completed a postgraduate certificate in medical leadership and management through the Kings Fund and Manchester Business School as a Darzi Fellow.  

Dr Hare is a consultant in sleep and ventilation at Royal Brompton Hospital, with responsibility for specialist clinics in sleep disorders and domiciliary ventilation. 

She has a strong background in medical education and is the training programme director for core medical trainees. She is also actively involved in education and training for the multidisciplinary team and is an educational and clinical supervisor and leads the simulation-based training programme at the Trust.

Areas of expertise

Dr Hare sees adult patients with respiratory disease and is a specialist in lung failure and the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV). She also has a specialist interest in sleep disorders, including: 

  • sleep apnoea
  • the restless legs syndrome
  • periodic limb movement disorder
  • insomnia
  • parasomnias. 

She has developed a simulator-based training programme in NIV for clinicians, for which she was awarded a European Respiratory Society education grant. 

She has spoken nationally and internationally on the importance of training the multidisciplinary team in NIV, and has written a number of book chapters and articles on education and training in NIV. 

Private patient referral 

If you would like to make an appointment with this specialist for private care, contact the RB&HH Specialist care team

Research Publications

The ERS Practical Handbook of Noninvasive Ventilation provides a concise “why and how to” guide to NIV from the basics of equipment and patient selection to discharge planning and community care.

Throughout the 1990s, medical education was transformed as a direct consequence of more complex patient needs and the reorganisation of healthcare delivery.