'Lungs' specialist and rising superstar Florence Welch was joined on stage by consultants from the borough's hospitals for a one-off charity gig.

The Florence and the Machine singer, whose appropriately named debut album won her the critics' choice award at this year's Brits, was drafted in last night (18) to help raise more than £10,000 for local and national chest charities.

Just 300 lucky people were treated to renditions of songs from the album, performed by Florence with help from Imperial College Healthcare's medical director on saxophone, a radiologist on bass, a gastroenterologist on drums and a chest physician on keyboards.

Staff from Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals were among those invited to the gig at the Hilton Paddington.

Cash raised from the event will be split between TB Alert, the UK's only dedicated TB charity, the Imperial TB patient fund and the Chest and Allergy Special Trustees Fund.