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- Devices: single chamber pacemaker insertion
- Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
- Interventional cardiology
- Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
- Reporting of echocardiography
- Transthoracic echocardiography
- Video and telephone consultations
James Wilkinson has been a Consultant Cardiologist in Southampton since July 2011. He has been the visiting consultant at Lymington New Forest Hospital since November 2011 and does a weekly clinic there. He was an Honorary Consultant at Salisbury 2011-2014, where he did procedural lists twice a month. His specialist area of interest is coronary intervention. He has an interest in complex coronary intervention including rotablation and treatment of chronic total occlusions, for which he has set up a service at Southampton. He has an interest in radial intervention and day case work. He also has an interest in renal denervation (RDN) to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). He established a service for this at Southampton where they have done 12 cases. His other cardiology interests include general cardiology, echocardiography and permanent pacemaker implantation. James also has an interest in delivering cardiology services in the community and delivered cardiology clinics in a GP surgery in Porchester, Fareham from October 2011 to January 2013.
James qualified in 1995 from St George’s Hospital Medical School, where he was President of the student union. He did his intercalated BSc at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1994. He did his house jobs and general professional training in London, obtaining his MRCP qualification in 1999. His specialist registrar training in Cardiology was on the NE Thames rotation from 2000 to 2010, when he obtained his certificate of completion of training.
James has a strong background in Medical Education and spent a year as an Education Research Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians in 2003, where he was involved in the development of new assessment methods that are now used for doctors in training. He has taught as faculty for the Doctors as Educators programme since 2003. He has an interest in the use of simulators to train cardiologists. He is published in education and regularly peer reviews education papers.
James completed his sub-specialist training in intervention at two internationally renowned cardiac units, St Bartholomew’s and the London Chest Hospital. He has experience of novel ways of doing day-case work, the development of heart attack services and experience with new interventional techniques. In his final year he also did General Internal Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and dual accredited in this. He worked as a locum consultant for Barts and the London NHS Trust prior to his current appointment.
He can see private patients at Southampton Spire or in Lymington. He does private pacemakers and angiograms at Southampton Spire. More complex procedures such as stents and PCI are done at University Hospital Southampton where a greater range of specialised equipment and backup are available
Areas of interest
Interventional cardiology; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Stenting, Radial PCI, Complex coronary PCI, chronic total occlusions (CTO), rotablation, Pressure wire, IVUS, Left main stenting, Bifurcation stenting, Diagnostic angiograms, Bypass graft studies, Renal denervation for resistant hypertension, Pacemaker insertion,
Heart attacks (including STEMI and NSTEMI), Chest pain, Angina,
General cardiology; Angina, Blackouts, Chest painPalpitations, Shortness of Breath, Syncope, General cardiology, Valve disease, AF, Cardiomyopathy, HOCM
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist -University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Cardiologist- Lymington New Forest Hospital, Southern Healthcare
Medical education: Published first UK trial studying new methods of assessing doctors. Continue to be involved in medical education innovation and research.
Basic science: Awarded BHF grant, undertook research with Professor Moncada’s group at University College London, resulting in a PhD in Cell Biology. Studied mitochondria and reactive oxygen species in cardiovascular aging and disease.
Clinical research: Involved in this throughout career and actively contribute to this at Southampton.
Outside of medicine James enjoys spending time with his wife Olive and two young girls Annabelle and Rebecca. He grew up in Cowes (IOW) and has a lifelong love of sailing. He is an experienced yacht racer having competed in numerous events such as the Fastnet, Transatlantic and Sydney-Hobart races. He now enjoys getting on the water when time allows! He regularly enjoys cycling, hill walking (having trekked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal), skiing and collecting wine.
Clinical excellence award level 3
Peer review publications in Medical Education, Heart, NEJM, International Journal of Cardiology, Clinical Radiology
Four book chapters including: Cardiovascular Disease in 'Medical Management & Therapeutics' (Editors: Kumar and Clark, publisher: Saunders Elsevier) and Cardiology in 'Acute Clinical Medicine' (Editors: Kumar and Clark, publisher: Saunders Elsevier)
Courses offered to GPs
Chest pain, General cardiology, Treatment of Resistant Hypertension, AF, ECG reading, ACS
Since starting PCI in 2007 I’ve always done more than the BCIS minimum recommended number of 75 cases per year. In training I did approximately 1000 PCI cases. I currently do 140-200 PCI cases per year.
2012-2013 financial year data: 146 PCI (93% of cases radial), 6 renal denervations, 135 diagnostic angiograms, 45 pacemakers.
MACCE rates(Major adverse cardiac and cerebral events: includes heart attack, stroke and death): Elective 0%, Emergency 6.49% (ALL cases including cardiogenic shock), Overall 4.6%
Further details available on request
- BSc (Hons) St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London 1994
- MB BS St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London 1995
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 1999
- PhD in Cell Biology University College London 2011
- RCP Educator Accreditation Royal College of Physicians, London 2012
- Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider Resuscitation Council UK 2010
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Cardiovascular Medicine and General Internal Medicine, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Society Member
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Member
British Medical Association Member
Royal College of Physicians Member
Association for Study of Medical Education member
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
02380764333 or out of hours on-call interventional cardiologist Southampton