The Team

Cardiac GPs

Dr Richard Blakey

Dr Blakey is a local GP with a special interest in Cardiology who along with Dr Jackson set up The Community Cardiology Service in 2009. He is the cardiovascular and renal lead for Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG, the clinical lead for atrial fibrillation and heart failure for Kent, Sussex and Surrey Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and the Education Lead for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. He currently runs Cardiology clinics on Monday in Eastbourne (pm), Tuesday at Herstmonceux (pm) and Thursday in Eastbourne (pm).

Dr Matt Jackson

Dr Jackson is a local GP with a special interest in Cardiology. He is co co-founder of the Community Cardiology Service, along with Dr Blakey. He is a partner at Seaford Medical Practice. Before that he was at Hailsham Medical Group. He currently runs Cardiology clinics on Wednesday in Eastbourne (am) and Westham (pm).

Cardiac Technicians

Veronica Blakey

Debbie McIvor

Veronica and Debbie are experienced cardiac technicians and carry out most of the monitor fitting and resting ECGs at the clinics.

Cardiac Physiologists

Jet van Zalen

Lesley Hart

Francisco Martins

The Cardiac Physiologists are qualified to degree-level in the diagnosis and treatment of adults and children with heart disease. They perform and report on cardiac tests, such as echocardiograms (ECG).

Cardiac Consultants

The Community Cardiology Service is supported by Cardiology Consultants. They provide expert opinion and direct access to the Cardiology department at Eastbourne District General Hospital for patients who need further investigation and/or treatment by a Cardiology Consultant.

Dr Guy Lloyd

Dr Lloyd was a Consultant Cardiologist at Eastbourne DGH from 2002-2015. He is now the Consultant Cardiologist and Lead Clinician for Echocardiography at St Bartholomew’s and University College Hospitals. He lives in Eastbourne and provides professional support and guidance to the Community Cardiology Service.

Patient Support and Services

Jackie Woods –¬†Office Manager

Amy McIvor

Jan Ruffells

Jackie, Jan and Amy are the first point of contact for patients. They are responsible for booking appointments and making sure patients and their GPs are kept informed about follow up investigations and outcomes. Patients can call them directly if they have any queries about their appointment and to cancel and change appointments.

Contact Patient Support on: 0333 3326946

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