Friday 13th May 2022

Cardiology String of Pearls PM

The GGPET Committee have planned this session with our speakers from the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic and Drs Chris Mcaloon and Will Jenkins.

1. To identify the changes to the assessment of suspected cardiac chest pain.

2. To explain the benefits of cardiac CT in the assessment of suspected cardiac chest pain.

3. To evaluate the roles of available cardiac imaging.

4. To appraise the patient journey through the Rapid Access Chest Pain Assessment process.

5. To appraise how GPs can get the best out of the RACPC service and where it may not be most appropriate route for the patient.


Date: Friday 13th May 2022

Time: 13:30

Duration: Half Day

Location: F2F at Sandford Education Centre

Members' Price: £0

GP Price: £70

AHP Price: £30

About the speaker

Dr Chris Mcaloon

Chris Mcaloon (Nuffield) Dr McAloon is a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in cardiovascular imaging. He is also Foundation Program Director at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Areas of expertise: general adult cardiology, valvular heart disease, heart failure, Ischaemic heart disease, cardio-oncology, cardiomyopathy, transoesphageal echocardiography (British Society of Echocardiography accredited), advanced transthoracic echocardiography (British Society of Echocardiography Accredited), stress echocardiography (Dobutamine and Exercise), cardiac MRI. Dr McAloon trained in medicine at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 2007, undertaking his foundation and core medical training in the West Midlands, this included winning the FY1 West Midlands Research Prize.

In 2011, he entered into specialist training in Cardiology in the West Midlands, training in the major centres in the region. In 2011 to 2012, Dr McAloon completed his postgraduate certificate in medical education at the University of Cardiff, developing his interest in teaching.

In 2013, Dr McAloon started a PhD in cardiac resynchronisation therapy and heart failure at the University of Warwick and completed this in 2017. During this period he presented nationally and internationally, published several peer reviewed publications and won the inaugural Royal College of Physicians and National Institute for Health Research Trainee Excellence Award in 2015.

Dr McAloon trained at University Hospital of North Midlands and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in advanced cardiac imaging, including advanced echocardiography (transoesphageal, transthoracic and stress) and cardiac MRI. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Dr McAloon sees all areas of general adult cardiology. He has a particular interest in heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), heart failure, ischaemic heart disease and cardio-oncology (heart disease related to cancer and cancer treatments).

About the speaker

Dr Will Jenkins
Consultant Cardiologist with sub-speciality interests in multimodality imaging, heart failure and inherited cardiomyopathy

About the speaker

RACPC Jenny Deane & Suzannah Parker

GHNHSFT’s Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) provides quick and early specialist cardiology assessment for patients with new onset of chest pain thought likely to be angina. It also provides urgent assessments for patients who are not currently being treated by a cardiologist, who have known ischaemic heart disease and worsening symptoms.

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