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).
Veronica and Debbie are experienced technical assistants and carry out most of the monitor fitting and resting ECGs at the clinics.
Jet van Zalen
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).
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
Jackie, Jan, Sue and Jain 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
Malcolm is the Business Manager for The Community Cardiology Service and Integrated Cardiology Solutions and has considerable experience in public sector operations and contract management. He is responsible for the management of the day-to-day activities of the service, and is the point of contact for finance, supplier, HR, marketing and NHS contract management issues.
Contact Malcolm on: 07946 097315