Consultant Profile

Dr Lance Forbat

Dr Lance Forbat 
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Cardiology
    • General medicine
      Special clinical interests:

      Heart failure, valve disease, arrhythmias, angina, telemedicine for long term conditions, Echo Cardiography Service, Angiography, Pacing, Tilt Table Service.

      Research interests:

      Heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy, telemedicine

      Year of first medical qualification:
      Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

      Royal College of Physicians (London)
      Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
      British Cardiac Society
      Hospital Consultant Specialist Association

      Contact Details 
      Telephone number to make a private appointment:
      07789 174044 / 0117 980 4080
      Private secretary telephone number:
      07789 174044
      Private secretary email address:
      Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays by appointment
      Background Information 
      Professional profile:

      Dr Forbat qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London gaining a BSc Physiology with 1st Class Honours 1977 and MBBS 1980. He completed his post-graduate training in cardiology at Groby Road (Glenfield) Hospital, Leicester and returned to St. Thomas’ as a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow in 1987.  He was awarded his MD in 1994. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at West Cumberland Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist South Cleveland in 1995. He was the first interventionally trained cardiologist in Cumbria and pioneered a North Cumbrian mobile ECHO service to study patients in the community with suspected diagnosis of heart failure. He returns to Bristol having brought new services to other units, with experience in leading three cardiology departments. He also holds an honorary contract at Walsgrave University Hospital Coventry, where he has regular interventional sessions.

      Dr. Forbat now consults exclusively in the private sector and has clinics in England and Glasgow. He can therefore see patients outside his scheduled clinic times on request. He also offers home visits with ECG and ECHO if required.

      Dr. Forbat uses new innovative technologies for his cardiology services, offering continuity of care and true “patient choice” to families and businesses in the UK.

      Telemedicine enables him to monitor patients at home or abroad using his iPhone. He has been using it for the acute and semi- acute management of patients in the UK and this year with GPRS units he has monitored them when they travel abroad (as far as Australia) on holiday or business.

      Personal profile:

      Dr. Forbat has extensive cardiology experience as a consultant cardiologist, with a broad background both in the NHS and the private sector. He has experience in developing and providing cardiology services at several hospitals in the UK. Dr. Forbat’s hobbies include music, sailing and D.I.Y. He has three daughters who keep him busy.

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      Dr Lance Forbat

      Dr Lance Forbat

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