The BHRS Council

The society was formed in 2005 by the amalgamation of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG), the British Association of Arrhythmia Nurses (BANA) and the UK Interventional Electrophysiology Society (UKICES).

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) is looking to recruit new Doctor & Nurse representatives. The following positions on Council fall vacant: 3 x Doctor representatives & 1 x Nursing representative.  If you feel you would like to contribute to the running of your Society, please click the below button for more information and to apply to become a member of Council.

BHRS COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2020

Elected Council Officers

PROF RICHARD SCHILLING
PROF RICHARD SCHILLINGPresident
Professor Richard Schilling qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in 1989 and was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS trust in January 2001.
DR ALISTAIR SLADE
DR ALISTAIR SLADEBHRS President Elect
Dr Slade is a Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro with a specialised interest in general Cardiology, arrhythmia and device implantation including all aspects of pacemaker and ICD and CRT.
DR STUART HARRIS
DR STUART HARRISHonorary Treasurer
Dr Harris is Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at Basildon University Hospital. Research interests are the treatment of atrial fibrillation and pacing.
MS ELERI ROBERTS
MS ELERI ROBERTSBHRS Honorary Secretary
Consultant Cardiac Physiologist, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Elected Council Members

MR JASON COLLINSON
MR JASON COLLINSONBHRS Physiologist Representative
Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist at Basildon Hospital, Essex.
MS HOLLY DAW
MS HOLLY DAWBHRS Physiologist Representative
Chief Cardiac Physiologist at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
MR IAN WRIGHT
MR IAN WRIGHTBHRS Physiologist Representative
Principal Cardiac Physiologist at Imperial Collage, London.
MS ANGELA HALL
MS ANGELA HALLBHRS Nurse Specialist Representative
Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse at Jersey General Hospital, Jersey.
MS SARAH CLARKE
MS SARAH CLARKEBHRS Nurse Specialist Representative
Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist, Essex CTC, Basildon Hospital
DR ASHLEY NISBET
DR ASHLEY NISBETBHRS Doctor Representative
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at The Bristol Heart Institute
DR MARK SOPHER
DR MARK SOPHERBHRS Doctor Representative
Clinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
DR JOSEPH DE BONO
DR JOSEPH DE BONOBHRS Doctor Representative
Consultant Electrophysiologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
DR JOHN PAISEY
DR JOHN PAISEYBHRS Doctor Representative
Consultant Electrophysiologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
DR ROSS HUNTER
DR ROSS HUNTERBHRS Doctor Representative
Consultant Cardiologists & Electrophysiologist, Director of Arrhythmia Research, The Barts Heart Centre, London
MS CLAIRE O'NEILLBHRS Physiologist Representative
Chief Cardiac Physiologist at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
DR PAUL FOLEY
DR PAUL FOLEYBHRS Doctor Representative
Consultant Cardiologist at The Great Western Hospital

Non-Voting, Observer Council Members

MRS TRUDIE LOBAN MBE
MRS TRUDIE LOBAN MBEA-A Representative & Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) Organising Committee Chair
Founder & Trustee at Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A).
DR NIKHIL AHULUWALIA
DR NIKHIL AHULUWALIABJCA Trainee Representative
MR SIMON HOLMESMHRA Representative
Senior Medical Device Specialist, Biosciences and Implants at Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
DR HEATHER EDWARDSBJCA Trainee Representative

Co-Opted Council Members

DR KIM RAJAPPAN
DR KIM RAJAPPANHeart Rhythm Congress (HRC) Programme Director
Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
PROFESSOR PIER LAMBIASE
PROFESSOR PIER LAMBIASEBHRS Research Committee Chair
Professor of Cardiology at UCL & Barts Heart Centre.
DR FRANCIS MURGATROYD
DR FRANCIS MURGATROYDBHRS Registry & Audit Committee Chair
Consultant Cardiologist at King’s College Hospital, London.
DR DAVID FARWELL
DR DAVID FARWELLMedical Chair BHRS Certification Committee
Consultant Electrophysiologist at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS FT
STUART ALLEN
STUART ALLENChair BHRS Certification Committee
Principle Cardiac Physiologist at Manchester Heart Centre

Patient Representative

TREVOR FERNANDES
TREVOR FERNANDESBHRS Patient Representative
Following a successful 30 year career as a Programme & Project Manager in both the public and private sectors, Trevor retired in 2008 and now spends much of his time working for a number of charitable organisations. As a patient living with heart failure, Trevor became a Heart Advocate for the British Heart Foundation and has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of the risks and causes of chronic heart disease.

Trevor is a Patient & Public Voice Partner for NHS England and has played key roles in a number of national programmes to promote patient & carer perspectives. Trevor currently Chairs the East of England Citizens’ Senate, which ensures that citizens’ views are at the heart of the emerging Integrated Care Systems and Health Care Partnerships in the region. Trevor is also the Treasurer for Cardiovascular Care Partnership (UK), which is a registered charity, affiliated to the British Cardiovascular Society.

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