Dr Matthew Faircloth
BMedSci, MBBS, PhD, FRCP
I 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. I started my registrar training at Frimley Park Hospital in 1999 before going on to St George's.
I 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. I then completed my training with a fellowship in interventional cardiology back at St George's Hospital. I was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Frimley Park and at St George’s hospitals in 2008.
I run my clinics as often as possible as “one-stop” clinics with tests being performed on the day to enable a swift and efficient diagnostic process. ECGs, echocardiograms, exercise tests and cardiac monitors can often be arranged at the time of the first visit. I run two to three clinics per week and with a very friendly and helpful PA (Deborah Squire) I will always try to accommodate patients as soon as possible.
I am recognised by all the major insurance companies and meet their fee requirements (I do not bill in excess of the companies’ recommended fee levels). Approved companies include: BUPA, AXA-PPP, Aviva, WPA and Exeter.
I am often described by my patients as being a good and careful listener, which is crucial in gaining a swift and accurate diagnosis.
I'm an experienced and highly capable interventional cardiologist and my externally reviewed performance figures confirm excellent success rates and an excellent safety record. I am trusted by my colleagues for my clinical and interventional skills.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Faircloth at Spire include:
Spire Clare Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Dr Faircloth maintains an ongoing interest in medical education and is involved in programmes locally and internationally. Most recently he was one of five British cardiologists invited to speak at the prestigious Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics meeting in Orlando, USA.
He is a member of the Education and Training Committee of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, and represents Surrey cardiologists to the British Cardiovascular Society and the Royal College of Physicians.
I am married to a locally practising Educational Psychologist and we have three young children. I recently hung up my rugby boots but continue to cycle, ski and squeeze in an occasional round of golf, as well as enjoying the local countryside.