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- Imaging: nuclear cardiology
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I currently hold the following positions of responsibility.
Clinical Lead of cardiology at Southend University Hospital
Imiging lead at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.
A post graduate examiner for the Royal college of physicians, London
Royal College of Physicians service advisor.
British cardiac society eastern region representative.
Clinical and educational supervisor
An appraiser for Southend University Hospital
Member of the hospital local negotiating committee
Member and Fellow of the Royal Colleges of London and Glasgow
I graduated in 1982 and have over 30 years of experience of clinical medicine and cardiology. Currently I work as a senior consultant cardiologist between Southend University hospital and the Essex cardiothoracic centre, Basildon.
In keeping with my ethos of providing the best possible care to patients I have been responsible to establish several new and innovative services in the region like stress echocardiography, cardiac CT angiography, exercise echo for valve diseases, use of BNP to diagnose heart failure, dedicated nurse led heart failure service, atrial fibrillation nurse led service, 3-D echocardiography and the recent one stop atrial fibrillation service to name a few.
I am passionate about teaching and training of our next generation of physicians. Over the years I have been at the forefront of educational activities including teaching medical students, junior doctors and post graduate trainees. I am a tutor, clinical and educational supervisor in the hospitals and also participate in examining post graduates for the Royal college of physicians. I was part of the faculty to run the Phillips echocardiography courses at King's college, London. Recently courses as well as study days have been arranged at the cardiothoracic centre. I was the pioneer of the new technique of non invasive CT coronary angiography in the region and currently run 6 monthly courses in London for train other cardiologists and radiologists.
I am happily married to a local dermatologist and have two lovely sons.
Areas of interest
Palpitations and arrhythmia service; Breathlessness and heart failure; Chest pain, angina, coronary artery disease; Dizziness and blood pressure; Advanced echocardiography; Stress echo; Exercise echo; 3-D echocardiography; Transoesophageal echocardiography; Contrast echocardiography; CT angiogram; Non invasive coronary angiogram; Nuclear cardiology; Cardiac MR; Non invasive diagnosis of heart disease
- Isabelle Blake
- Southend University Hospital Level 5, Tower Block Prittlewell Chase Westcliff-On-Sea SS0 0RY
- 01702 385397
- 07849 494165
- 01702 385815
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant cardiologist &
Lead, department of cardiology
Southend University hospital
Consultant cardiologist &
Essex cardiothoraic centre
Coronary heart disease
Cardiac CT angiography
- MBBS King Edward Medical College 1982
- MCPS College of Physicians 1985
- MRCP Royal college of physicians 1986
- FRCP (London) Royal college of physicians, London 2002
- FRCP (Glasgow) College of physicians and surgeons, Glasgow 1999
Reference number 3396582
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Post graduate examiner Royal college of physicians 2016
- Service advosor British cardiac society 2012
- Regional advisor Royal college of physicians 2012
Affiliations / memberships
European society of cardiology
British cardiac society
British society of echocardiography
British society of cardiovascular imaging
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.