- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Structural/Heart failure
- Video and telephone consultations
I graduated from Sheffield University Medical School along with a special honours BSc degree in Human Biology and Anatomy .My postgraduate training was in Manchester initially , then at University and Imperial Colleges London. I was awarded my MD with distinction in 1989 for my research as a Registrar at the Royal Brompton Hospital. and Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology the National Heart and Lung Institute. In 1988. I became the first Senior Registrar in Paediatric and Adult cardiology at Wessex Tertiary Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton.
In 1991 I became Consultant Cardiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. My clinical work encompassed, and still does, all aspects of cardiology including pacing, arrhythmias, structural and congenital heart disease. I have subspecialised even further over the last 20 years and I lead the maternal and women's cardiology service for the North West, based with colleagues in St Mary's Hospital Manchester . I also deliver the training for this subject as part of the European Society of Human Genetics teaching module and am one of the 4 Cardiology assessors for the national (MBBRACE-UK) confidential maternity enquiry. I was awarded honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for this work in 2013.
As a qualified instrument rated pilot I have a particular expertise in aviation cardiology ; I work closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and have been a member of the UKCAA Medical Advisory panel. I was made a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical. Society for this work.
In. 2010 I was appointed to the post of Manchester Academic Health Science Chair in Clinical Cardiology at Manchester University. I have held the post of Group Associate Medical Director at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2015. I I was previously an assessor for CQC and am a performance assessor for the GMC. I had previously been training programme director for NW cardiology trainees.
My extensive experience across the whole of cardiology practice means that I can almost certainly understand and help solve your problem, however complex it may seem initially. I really enjoy supporting patients to achieve this .
I hold BSc (hons) MB ChB MD (distinction) MRCP (UK) FRCP (London and Edinburgh) FESC FACC FRCOG (hon) and FRAeS qualifications.
Areas of interest
Coronary and structural cardiology; Pacing (cardiology); Angioplasty;women's health;aviation cardiology; congenital and inherited heart disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist , Manchester University NHS FoundationTrust. Principal locations at present within the 10 hospital group are :-Manchester Royal Infirmary, St Mary's Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital.
Wide interest in all areas of cardiology. Currently best known as an assessor and writer for the national MBBRACE -UK ( Mother and Babies Reducing Risk through Audit and Confidential Enquiries) report .
Educational Supervisor for trainees of all grades and member of the NW training committee for Cardiology. ( previously programme director)
Family first: my wife Sarah and our four children.
Passionate about flying; have held a pilots licence for 30 years and have a UK CAA instrument rating.
Hill walking, skiing, reading (anything).
I hold a ACCEA (national clinical excellence) award.
I was the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Alexander Black Medallist in 2015.
Many publications and previous editor of the book series "Recent Advances in Cardiology"
please type my name into Pubmed online for further details or go to the University of Manchester website.
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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
Duty Consultant Cardiologist, Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 2PY ( 0161 428 3656 )
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
24 hour ECG Holter (including reporting) - (1-5)