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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- General cardiology
Lydia qualified in 1998 from University College London after gaining many undergraduate prizes and a 1st Class BSc Honours degree. She trained in cardiology at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospitals and South East England, and gained valuable experience in cardiomyopathy during a period of research at The Heart Hospital, UCL.
She completed her training in 2010 working as a consultant cardiologist in East Sussex before relocating to Frimley Park Hospital where her husband works as an consultant orthopaedic surgeon. However, she maintains strong links with East Sussex as a member of Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham Clinical Commissioning Group.
Lydia is a well rounded cardiologist who has dual accreditation with General Internal Medicine. She has a genuine focus on providing care which is tailored to each individual patient and recognises that the joy of her job is that no two consultations are ever the same!
Lydia has specialist interests in echocardiography including the non invasive assessment of chest pain, heart valve disease and heart failure including familial cardiomyopathy and cardiomyopathy associated with systemic disease.
Areas of interest
Heart failure; Cardiomyopathy; Cardiac imaging including echocardiography; stress echo; transoesphageal echo; Valve disease; General cardiology; Hypertension
- Gill Chatfield and Shelley Hill
- Spire Clare Park Hospital Clare Park FARNHAM GU10 5XX
- 01252 416208
- 01252 416201
- Frimley Park Hospital
- Parkside Suite, Frimley Park Hospital
- Spire Clare Park
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital
Lydia spent a year in full time clinical research in cardiomyopathy at The Heart Hospital, University College London.
Rambling with her husband and sons.
William Henry Rean and Atchinson Prize (1999)
Merit Pharmacology, MBBS (1998)
Distinction Pathology, MBBS (1997)
Research Grant UCL & RCP (1997)
Prize viva General Medecine (1996)
Jean Shanks Scholarship for high academic
Achievement in BMS Part I and II (1994)
Commendation Neuroscience (1994)
Betteridge D. J., Close L., Diabetes, coronary heart disease and sulphonylureas –
not the final word. European Heart Journal 2000
Close L. and Elliott P. Optimization of concomitant medication in Fabry
Cardiomyopathy. Acta. Paediatr.Suppl.2007
Patel H; Pate Nl; Cheek L; Topham A; Hart L; Sturridge L; Patel N; Lloyd G; MODELLING PROGRESSION OF AORTIC STENOSIS. Valvular Heart Disease; March 2012. Vol 59, 13.
- MBBS University College London 1998
- BSc Physiology 1st Class Honours University College London 1995
- MRCP (UK) Royal college Physicians London 2001
Reference number 4528829
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Clinical Commissioning Group secondary care member Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Echocardiography
British Cardiac Society
British Heart Valve Society
British Society of Heart Failure
- Parkside Suite, Frimley Park Hospital,...
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01252 416208
- Spire Clare Park Hospital, Crondall Lane, Farnham
- 09:00 - 16:00
- 01252 416208
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.
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Private Secretary (Denise Harding) 01252 416 208
NHS secretary (Linda Capel) 01276 604604