Dr Allan Harkness: Cardiology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Allan Harkness

Cardiology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

About me

Dr Harkness qualified in Glasgow in 1994. After 3 years of research in heart failure, he helped initiate the pilot heart failure liaison service in Glasgow. His specialist training was in London (University College London and the Royal Free Hospital). During this time, he worked with the British Heart Foundation to promote heart failure nurse services throughout the country.

He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist in Colchester Hospital in 2006. He had dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine. His main specialist interest is in advanced echocardiography (stress echo, transthoracic and 3D transoesphageal). His expertise includes the management of angina, heart failure, hypertension, valvular heart disease and arrhythmias. He performs coronary angiography, permanent pacemaker implantation and complex echocardiography at Colchester Hospital and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon.

On appointment, he took the clinical lead in heart failure, echocardiography and hypertension. In April 2010, he became the lead cardiologist for Colchester Hospital. He has helped develop close links with primary care and mentors a GP with a special interest in cardiology.
In November 2010, he attained Level 2 accreditation in CT Angiography and has successfully introduced this service for patients in North East Essex.

Areas of interest

Chest pain; Heart Murmurs; Blackouts (syncope); High blood pressure; Heart failure; Angina; Palpitations;Coronary Angiography (radial and femoral); Cardiac imaging; CT Angiography and Calcium Scoring; Pacemakers; Echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesophageal, stress and 3D)

Medical secretaries

About me
About my work
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • K6513

    Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (5-50)

  • X5020

    External cardioversion - (1-5)

  • 64302

    Transoesophageal echocardiography (including reporting) (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • K5020

    Coronary angiography proceeding to angioplasty on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - femoral or brachial access - (1-5)

  • 20110

    ECG (including reporting) - (1-5)

Edit details Print page

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and facilities, and is declared by these third parties to be correct and compliant with the standards and codes of conduct specified by their relevant regulatory body. Bupa cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided.

You can find out more about the data and information on Finder and our website terms of use here.