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We look after patients with general infections and healthcare settings including pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections and gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting).

Who are we?

We look after patients with general infections from the community and healthcare settings including pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections and gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting).

What do we do?

In addition we look after more uncommon infections such as measles, bone and joint infections, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV as well as infections and illnesses contracted during travel to tropical regions such as malaria.

The regional adult unit for tropical and infectious diseases (TIDU) offers a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services, in close collaboration with other units involved in the management of different infections.

Being referred

Written referrals are accepted from medical practitioners in the community and from other hospital settings (we act as a tertiary referral centre for the North West). Referrals are generally triaged to the appropriate shared clinic/consultant of the week. If a specific consultant is required this should be made explicit.

Urgent outpatient referrals may be seen in the next clinic or assessed on one of the inpatient wards (discuss with consultant or specialist registrar via Royal Liverpool University hospital switchboard).

The team

Dr MJB Beadsworth – Consultant
Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, HIV Medicine, Chronic Fatigue

Dr NJ Beeching – Consultant
Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Medicine

Dr G Carson (Thomson) – Consultant
Infectious Diseases

Dr M Chaponda – Consultant
Infectious Diseases, HIV Medicine

Dr G Davies – Senior Lecturer
Infectious Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology

Prof N French – Professor
Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Medicine

Prof AM Geretti – Professor
HIV Medicine, Viral Hepatitis, Virology

Prof W Hope – Professor
Infectious Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology

Prof SH Khoo – Professor
HIV Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology

Prof DG Lalloo – Professor
Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Medicine

Dr ARO Miller – Consultant
Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, HIV Medicine, Chronic Fatigue

Dr E Nsutebu – Consultant
Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, HIV Medicine, Chronic Fatigue

Prof S O'Brien – Professor
Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Dr T O'Dempsey – Senior Lecturer
Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Prof SB Squire – Professor
Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Dr M Taegtmeyer – Senior Lecturer
Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Medicine

Contact us

Tropical & Infectious Diseases Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
3Z Link
Prescot Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L7 8XP

0151 706 3836

Where are we?

  • Wednesday morning - K Clinic, Ground Floor, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • Thursday afternoon - Princes Suite, Linda McCartney Centre, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

    Dr NJ Beeching, Dr ARO Miller, Dr G Davies, Dr G Carson