Dr Simon Merritt

Chief Medical Officer - Consultant - Respiratory Physician and Sleep Specialist

Professional profile

Simon is a Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at Conquest Hospital and the Chief Medical Officer.

He trained at United Medical and Dental School of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London gaining a BSc in Psychology, before graduating with Honours in 2000. After completing his general medical training in East London, he undertook specialist training at the Kent and Sussex, Lewisham, St. Thomas’ and Conquest Hospitals.

Simon joined the trust in July 2009 as a consultant, he has set up a respiratory failure and home Non Invasive Ventilation service.  He has also led the sleep service for a number of years.  Over the last 8 years he has held clinical leadership posts – clinical unit lead for specialist medicine, and then Chief of Medicine.  He was took on the role of Chief Medical Officer in September 2022.

Clinical Interests

Respiratory Medicine – Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Pleural effusion, Chronic cough, Bronchiectasis, Non Invasive Ventilation, Neuromuscular weakness with respiratory failure, Pleural Disease and Bronchoscopy. Sleep Medicine – Insomnia, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Obesity Hypoventilation (OHS), Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnolence, REM Behaviour Disorder, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Sleep Walking.