Richard specialises in the evaluation and investigation of breathlessness, chest pain, palpitations and hypertension. He is one of the UK’s leading operators in renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) for resistant hypertension.
Richard trained originally as an interventional cardiologist and recently has changed subspeciality to include complex device implantation and heart failure management. He implants implantable defibrillators, biventricular pacemakers and all bradycardia type pacemaker and implantable loop recorders. He continues to provide invasive angiography and coronary evaluation. .
At a national level he has been a topic expert and clinical advisor to NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and is a member of the BSAC (British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) working party on the treatment and prevention of infective endocarditis and implantable cardiac device infection.
He has chaired national meetings for the British Cardiovascular Society and Federation of Infection Societies and presents nationally and internationally on infective endocarditis.
Richard is an accredited appraiser of fellow consultants and has an active role in the educational supervision of trainee doctors. He undergoes regular yearly appraisal as per GMC guidance and holds a license to practice. Both colleague and patient feedback is included as part of this process.
Fundamental to Richard’s clinical work is the multidisciplinary team (MDT) where complex cases are discussed and alternative expert opinion sought for the benefit of his patients.