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Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
I am a Consultant Cardiologist based in Bath and Bristol with a specialist interest in complex angioplasty. I work full time at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and contribute to the 24/7 Emergency Service at the Bristol Heart Institute, which covers the regional heart attack service.
I provide a contemporary, evidence-based service, which is patient focused, to investigate and treat a broad range of cardiovascular problems. These include the investigation and management of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations and fainting.
My sub-specialty is coronary intervention – using wires, balloons and stents to treat narrowing’s within coronary arteries. I am a high volume operator (I performed 492 cases in 2017 and 2018, compared to a national average of 244 cases) and perform the majority (93%) of my cases through the radial artery, which is proven to be the safest route. I have an excellent outcome and safety record with a complication rate well below those predicted in the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) statistical model (1.4% actual vs. 2.6% predicted).
The most important person during any investigation or procedure is always the patient and I am strongly engaged with governance and quality improvement to ensure that teams work effectively to provide the best patient care possible. This includes all forms of communication throughout.
I am closely involved in the education and training of Junior Doctors and contribute to a number of National and International research trials and registries. I sit on the National BCIS Council and I am a member of the BCIS Training and Education Group.
Outside work, I am a keen sportsman and cycle, swim and run regularly. I have run many half and full marathons, cycled London to Paris and participate in Sportives every year. My next goal is to complete a half IronMan. I have 4 children and spend as much time as possible with them, supporting their busy social and sporting lives.
Areas of interest
Complex coronary intervention; Elderly patients; Microvascular Angina;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol
Risk assessment and reduction
Drug Eluting Stents
Drug Coated Balloons
Sport - running, cycling, swimming and watching
Clinical Excellence Award Level 1
Courses offered to GPs
Regular talks to local GPs
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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I am a high volume operator (I performed 252 cases in 2018, compared to a national average of 122 cases) and perform the majority of my cases through the radial artery, which is proven to be the safest route. I have an excellent outcomes and safety record with a complication rate well below those predicted in the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) statistical model (0.8% actual vs. 2.3% predicted).
- MRCP (UK) London 1999
- BMedSci (Hons) Nottingham University 1994
- BM BS Nottingham University 1996
Reference number 4327853
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BCIS Council Ordinary Member BCIS 2017
- British Cardiovascular Intervention Society Training and Education Group BCIS 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant Cardiologist, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Cardiology (BSC)
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI)
British Society of Heart Failure
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- 08:00 - 13:00
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