Cardiology

This is a busy Cardiology job, but also gives a lot of General Internal Medicine experience, working at different times on the Cardiology Ward, CCU or the Clinical Decision Unit (acute general medical admissions). The trainee will become confident in the day-to-day running of CCU, assessing acute chest pain, arrhythmias & heart failure, understanding the indications for coronary intervention, helping to co-ordinate primary angioplasty for STEMI, and learning about the recovery of patients after heart attack or heart surgery. Some cardiology out-patient experience is also available.

A significant proportion of the ward patients have general medical problems & the trainee will play a full part in the acute general medical rota with teaching/supervision from other physicians within the Trust. The cardiology trainees team currently consists of 2 Cardiology SpRs, 1 GPVTS Trainee & 2 ST1/ST2s, 2 F1 doctors.

Clinical Supervisor:  Dr Andrew Elkington

andrew.elkington@royalberkshire

Consultants:

  • Dr Charlie McKenna
  • Dr Will Orr
  • Dr Nicos Spyrou
  • Dr Jon Swinburn
  • Dr Andrew Elkington