Cardiovascular Clinic

A heart shape surrounded by a stethoscope

Lead Doctors: Dr Jonathan Harness, Dr Christopher Jewitt
Lead Nurse: Sr Catherine Steele

We no longer run specific cardiovascular clinics in the practice. Annual check-up appointments are still offered to patients suffering from cardiovascular disease (diseases of the heart and blood vessels) as part of our Year of Care approach to long term conditions. The annual 'MOT' is arranged with the most appropriate person, depending on what long term medical problems you have.

Examples of cardiovascular diseases include:

  • Ischaemic Heart Disease (angina, heart attack, heart failure)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease (strokes)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs)

The annual review has two main aims:

  • to reduce the symptoms that patients experience as much as possible
  • to reduce the risk of having a future heart attack or stroke

Appointments are by invitation. If the clinic times are inconvenient, it is possible to arrange a review at other times.

Patients who experience a change in symptoms or side effects from their medication between these clinic visits should make an appointment with a doctor during routine surgery.

Heart Failure

Patients with heart failure (where the pumping function of the heart is reduced) are reviewed more regularly than other heart conditions and will be offered an appointment every 6 months in line with local and national guidelines.