Dr Faircloth qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, gaining a number of prizes, before undertaking junior posts at St George's, the Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals. He started his registrar training at Frimley Park Hospital in 1999 before going on to St George's. He was awarded a personal BHF Fellowship to research the molecular basis of ischaemic heart failure, at St Thomas' Hospital, leading to the award of a PhD. Dr Faircloth completed his training with a fellowship in interventional cardiology back at St George's Hospital.
Dr Faircloth is a cardiologist with a particular interest in ischaemic heart disease and interventional cardiology, especially primary angioplasty for the immediate treatment of myocardial infarction. In addition, he treats all aspects of cardiology including hypertension, rhythm management, pacing and heart failure.
He maintains an ongoing interest in medical education and is involved in programmes locally and internationally.