2010 editorial board

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Personal details Professor Michael R CHESTER
Present position Consultant Cardiologist & Director National Refractory Angina Centre
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation & Preventive Health Education, Liverpool Hope University.
Visiting Professor of Cardiology, Nanjing University
Address National Refractory Angina Centre, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, UK. L14 3PE
Tel: +44 (0) 151 600 1448/1244
FAX: +44 (0) 151 600 1269
Professional Registration Full GMC Nº 2806325
Qualifications MB BS 1983
MRCP 1986
MD 1992
CCST Cardiology 1998
CCST Medicine 1998
Brief Bio Professor Chester is the UK’s leading authority in patient-centred angina care. He was a consultant in interventional cardiology for three years before concentrating full time on patient-centred angina care and is one of very few doctors with dual accreditation in General Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Professor Chester is an internationally renowned expert and gifted motivational teacher  and is a controversial figure in cardiology for his challenging views on the role of patient-centred care in reducing inappropriate and avoidable cardiac interventions. In 1999, he founded the UK and International Association for the Study of Pain Angina Special Interest Groups and was the first cardiologist to be elected to the council of the UK Pain Society. Mike’s contribution to the field of pain was recognised when he became the first non-anaesthetist to become associate Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Mike is passionate about delivering high quality, cost effective patient-centred care and he has supported more than 20 groups across the UK to develop new patient-centred angina services. Presently Professor Chester is working on a training programme through Virtual Angina and Hope University to encourage healthcare professionals to adopt patient-centred behaviours.

Personal details Professor David GROVES
Present position Technology, Research and Business Development Manager.
Consultant Medical Scientist.
Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool.
Adjunct Professor, Rehabilitation & Preventative Healthcare Technology, Hope University, Liverpool
Address National Refractory Angina Centre, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, UK. L14 3PE
Tel: +44 (0) 151 600 1448/1244
FAX: +44 (0) 151 600 1269
Professional Registration Institute of Physics
Qualifications BSc First Class Hons: Applied Physics 1978
PhD.  “Holographic Computer Measurement of Wear in Biomaterials” 1982
MInstP 1982
CPhys 1982
Brief Bio Professor Groves began his career in particle physics, but soon became more interested in the application of physics to medicine. As an undergraduate, in addition to contributing to the development of large scale particle accelerators, he contributed to the development of a number of medical imaging technologies, including gamma ray imaging of the heart. Later, during his PhD, Dave invented a new and innovative three dimensional imaging technology, based on holographic computer analysis of ‘structured’ light. It proved ideal for imaging childrens’ spines as it does not use any harmful ionising radiation and the patient is free to stand up in the scanner. Dave later formed a medical imaging company to develop, manufacture and supply three dimensional body scanners based on this new technology in the USA, UK and Europe.In 1999 Dave retired from industry and joined NRAC as their Director of Research, bringing both technical and business expertise to the centre. David has many cardiology based publications to his credit since joining NRAC, with a particular interest in the relationship between neurological control of the heart and angina. He has successfully supervised both clinicians’ and scientists’ MD and PhD projects, is involved with undergraduate teaching and works in close collaboration with local universities and other internationally renowned centres including UCL and MIT. In addition to his research and development, which underpins and supports many of NRAC’s clinical functions, Dave has day to day responsibility for the clinical technologies used at NRAC. His clinical roles also include provision of group education and ‘relaxation’ therapy to NRAC patients.

Personal details Mr Phillip JONES
Present position Clinical Therapist (Acupuncture, TENS & EECP) and Senior Operating Department Practitioner, NRAC.
Lecturer in Acupuncture
Address National Refractory Angina Centre,
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, UK. L14 3PE
Tel: +44 (0) 151 600 1448/1244
FAX: +44 (0) 151 600 1269
Professional Registration Health Professions Council
Qualifications Principal Acupuncture Therapist (HPC registered)
Senior ODP, minimum NVQ Level 3 (HPC registered)
Accredited TENS & EECP therapist
Certified in Health and Safety
Certified in Risk Assessment
Certified in Manual Handling
Certified as BLS Core Trainer
Certified in Clinical Leadership and Supervision
Brief Bio Phil is an autonomous nurse clinical practitioner, with several years experience at NRAC. He specialises in the application of acupuncture to angina and other chest pain problems. Phil gained the highest level qualification in acupuncture and worked closely with Chinese experts from the University of Nanjing medical school to developing the use of acupuncture to treat angina.Phil is also a clinical practitioner for the application of cardio TENS and EECP to angina. He is routinely involved in direct angina patient carefrom initial patient assessment to nursing support for procedures and recovery from simple day case procedures (temporary sympathectomy, intrathecal pump refill) to more complex surgical procedures (Spinal cord stimulator and intrathecal pump implantation).
Phil participates in all NRAC management through the Multidisciplinary Team Management Committee which he has periodically chaired. As with other members of NRAC, Phil is a champion of patient-centred medicine.

Mrs Pauline Barlow (EECP)

Mr John Bridson (Clinical ethicist)

Mr John Hewitt (Patient representative)

Dr Austin Leach (Consultant pain physician and cardiac pain expert-sympathectomy)

Dr Hookee Tsang (Pain specialist/SCS/Acupuncture)


Original 1998 guideline contributers

  • Prof. David Brodie (Rehabilitation)
  • Dr. Alf Collins (pain specialist-neuromodulation)
  • Dr. Mike Colquhoun (General Practice)
  • Dr. Mark DeBelder (Interventional Cardiology)
  • Dr. Mike DeJongste (Neuromodulation)
  • Mr. Brian Fabri (Cardiac surgery)
  • Dr. Clare Hammond (Cardiology & Pain)
  • Dr. Mark Jackson (Health Service Management/Health Economics)
  • Mrs. Eve Knight (British Cardiac Patients Association)
  • Dr. Austin Leach (Pain Specialist)
  • Prof. Bob Lewin (Psychology & Rehabilitation)
  • Mr. Neil Moat (Cardiac surgery)
  • Dr. David Ramsdale (Interventional Cardiology)
  • Mr. Abbas Rashid (Cardiac surgery)
  • Dr. Peter Schofield (Interventional Cardiology)
  • Dr. Simon Thompson (Pain specialist)
  • Mr. Dave Trenbath (Nursing guidelines)