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  • Kim Fox MD FRCP is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is also Diana, Princess of Wales Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science and Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital; Executive Chairman of the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, a formal collaboration between the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust. He was President of the European Society of Cardiology 2006-2008. He was Associate Editor of the British Heart Journal in 1985-1994 and Editor in Chief of the European Heart Journal 1994-2002. He has previously served as a member of the British Heart Foundation Education Committee (chair), Council and Executive Committee as well as the British Cardiac Society’s Council and Medical Practice Committee (chair).
  • Terry McCormack MB BS is a general practitioner in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and Honorary Reader in Primary Care Medicine at Hull York Medical School (HYMS). Until 2012 he was an anaesthetics hospital practitioner. His main role is in developing primary care research, particularly in hypertension, lipids and anticoagulation. He received an National Institute for Health Research award for success in commercial research in 2016. He teaches and supervises students in all five years at HYMS. Previous guideline work includes the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline 127 on hypertension in adults, and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great British and Ireland/British Hypertension Society preoperative hypertension guideline. He is currently working on three NICE guideline committees: Hypertension in adults, Venous thrombo-embolic medicine and Peri-operative care. He is a Fellow of both the European Society of Cardiology and the British and Irish Hypertension Society.
  • Henry Purcell MB PhD was formerly senior fellow in cardiology at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. His interests include studies in prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease and also in the cardiovascular complications of obesity and diabetes. He was a member of the Press Committee of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from 1995-1996 and the British Cardiac Society Working Group on Acute Coronary Syndromes without persistent ECG ST-Segment Elevation in 2001. He is a Member of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice, HEART UK, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Guideline Implementation Group, a founder member of the UK Cardiorenal Forum (www.cardiorenalforum.com) and also a board member of the Olivia Hodson Cancer Fund, UCL Institute of Child Care/Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
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Editorial Board

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)
Tom Butler Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University; Scientific Officer, BACPR

British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care (BANCC)
Ian Jones Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Nursing, University of Salford, Salford; past President, BANCC

British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section (BGSCVS)
Lara Mitchell Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; Chair, BGSCVS

British  Heart Valve Society
John Chambers Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital, London; British Society of Echocardiography representative

British Junior Cardiologists’ Association (BJCA)
Chris Allen BHF Clinical Research Fellow, St Thomas’ Hospital, London; Chair, BJCA

Cardiorenal Forum
Paul Kalra Consultant Cardiologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth

HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity
Dermot Neely Retired Head of Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne; Trustee, HEART UK

Primary Care Cardiovascular Society
Jim Moore General Practitioner and GPwSI, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS)
Simon Kendall Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough

Scottish Heart and Arterial Risk Disease Prevention (SHARP)
Dennis Sandeman Nurse Consultant in Cardiology, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

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Jennifer Adgey Professor of Cardiology (retired), Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast; Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Peter Andrews Consultant Nephrologist and Reader in Renal Medicine, Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, St. Helier, Surrey
Chris Arden General Practitioner, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire; GPwSI Cardiology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton
Kevin Barraclough General Practitioner, Painswick, Gloucestershire
Richard Best Consultant Cardiologist, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Keighley
Adrian Brady Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
John Camm Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s, University of London, London
Douglas Chamberlain Consultant Cardiologist (retired), Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
Andrew L Clark Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School; Consultant Cardiologist, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull
Sarah Clarke Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
Nick Curzen Professor of Interventional Cardiology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton
Cathal Daly Prescribing and Primary Care Lead, South Norfolk CCG, Norwich
Ketan Dhatariya Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
Simon Dubrey Consultant Cardiologist, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, Uxbridge
David Fitzmaurice Professor of Cardiorespiratory Primary Care, University of Warwick, Coventry
Marcus Flather Professor of Medicine and Clinical Trials, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Keith Fox Professor of Cardiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Ahmet Fuat General Practitioner, Darlington, Co. Durham; Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, University of Durham, Durham
Michael Gatzoulis Professor of Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London
C Michael Gibson Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Interventional Cardiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
Kathryn Griffith General Practitioner and GPwSI, York University, York
Richard Hobbs Professor and Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, Oxford
Yassir Javaid General Practitioner, Cardiovascular Lead, Nene CCG, Northampton
Sarah Jarvis General Practitioner, Hammersmith, London
Juan Pablo Kaski Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
George Kassianos General Practitioner, Bracknell
Richard Katz Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
Mike Kirby Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield; General Practitioner (retired), Letchworth
David Lindsay Consultant Cardiologist, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester
Gregory Lip Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Luc Lorgis Professor of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Hugh McIntyre Consultant – Care of the Elderly, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Hastings
John McMurray Professor of Cardiology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
Una Martin Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Rubin Minhas General Practitioner, Gravesend; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science Technology and Medical Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury
David Mulcahy Consultant Cardiologist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Neil Munro Visiting Professor of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford; General Practitioner, Leatherhead
Jaideep Pandit Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford; Consultant Anaesthetist, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford
Steve Parry Consultant Physician, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne
John Pepper Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College London, London
John Pittard General Practitioner, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Amar Puttanna Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Tom Quinn Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Kingston University, Kingston and St. George’s, University of London, London
James Raftery Professor of Health Technology Assessment, University of Southampton, Southampton
Roby Rakhit Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London
Kausik Ray Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College London, London
Catherine Ross Chief Healthcare Science Officer, Scottish Government
Francseco Saia Consultant Cardiologist, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Peter Sever Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Imperial College London, London
Sanjay Sharma Professor of Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology, St George’s, University of London, London
Mary Sheppard Professor and Consultant Cardiac Pathologist, St George’s University of London, London
Philip Steer Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Imperial College London; Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chelsea and Westminister Hospital, London
Naomi Stetson Independent Nurse Consultant (hypertension/cardiovascular disease), Edgware, London
Peter Stott General Practitioner, NHS East Surrey CCG, Tadworth
Stuart Webb Consultant Physician, Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, London
Anthony Wierzbicki Consultant and Honorary Professor in Metabolic Medicine/Chemical Pathology, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London
Bryan Williams Chief of Medicine, University College London, London
Helen Williams Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), South London; Clinical Associate for CVD, Southwark CCG, and Clinical Network Lead for CVD, Lambeth CCG, London
Han Bin Xiao Consultant Cardiologist, Homerton University Hospital, London
Derek Yellon Professor of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Director of the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College London, London

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