Dr Rakesh Panchal


MB ChB (Hons), MRCP (London), MRes, MRCP (Respiratory Medicine)

GMC number: 6075477

Practising since: 2003


General (internal) Medicine, Respiratory Medicine

Consultation times

  • Friday 18:00-21:00
  • Additional clinics may be requested by appointment only
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Dr Panchal read medicine at the University of Leicester and was awarded his degree with Honours and ranked first in his year. The prestigious Faculty of Medicine Gold Medal was presented to him in acknowledgement of his outstanding academic excellence. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006.

Dr Panchal trained in respiratory medicine in the East Midlands. In 2013, he was appointed as a Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in Interventional Pulmonology at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. He is a member of the Institute for Lung Health and is the lead clinician for the busy pleural diseases and interventional pulmonology tertiary services for which he has received clinical excellence awards.

Alongside his clinical practice he plays an active role in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and is a local College Tutor for the Royal College of Physicians. He is co-founder of the East Midlands Thoracic Society, sits on the East Midlands Specialist Training Committee and runs practical training courses in pleural procedures.

Special interests

Unexplained cough, cough, unexplained breathlessness, pleural effusion, pleural disease, pneumothorax, lung cancer, wheeze, asthma, COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis), emphysema, pneumonia and lung infections, tuberculosis, acute and chronic bronchitis, lung fibrosis, sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary embolism, obstructive sleep apnoea, abnormal chest x-rays and CT scans, respiratory failure, bronchitis, chest pain.

Other interests

Medical education

Personal interests

Foreign travel, aviation, travel literature and literature from the Indian sub-continent.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Rakesh Panchal at Nuffield Health

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Local anaesthetic

Locations Dr Rakesh Panchal works with

Related experience


Pleural diseases, lung cancer, interventional bronchoscopy.


  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • European Association of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
  • East Midlands Thoracic Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Respiratory Physician at Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Royal College of Physicians College Tutor at University Hospitals of Leicester

Insurers Dr Rakesh Panchal works with

Dr Rakesh Panchal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Rakesh Panchal does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Rakesh Panchal does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Rakesh Panchal does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.