I currently practice at Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust. I was appointed there in November 2007. I also have a small private practice at the Nuffield Hospital in Taunton. I am a general cardiologist, and I look after patients with all types of heart conditions, although I have a number of particular interests.
I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of heart failure and cardiomyopathies.
My second interest is in permanent pacing, including the more complex devices - ICDs (Implantable cardioverter defibrillators) and CRT (Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy). I am the clinical lead for pacing and devices in West Somerset. Complex devices are often required to help people with heart failure.
I also treat patients with all forms of heart rhythm problems. The most common form of heart rhythm problem I see is atrial fibrillation. An increasing problem are so-called inherited cardiac conditions which can also result in heart rhythm problems.
Finally, I have a developing interest in sports cardiology, born of my own partcipation in endurance sports such as running, cycling, and triathlons. I undertake cardiac CT scans and I also look after ACHD patients at Musgrove.
When we cannot manage problems in Taunton, I have good links with other trusts, particularly Bristol and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts.
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust - https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/
Bristol Royal Infirmary - http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust - http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/