Dr Jayant Gupta

Consultant Cardiologist and Postgraduate Tutor in Medicine

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jayant Gupta at Spire include:

Other treatments

Cardiology: General cardiology (chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, giddiness and blackouts) Heart failure with special interest in Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction Heart rhythm disorders including Atrial fibrillation Syncope/blackouts Heart Disease in Pregnancy Pulmonary Hypertension Cardiac screening in athletes Hypertension

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Professional profile

I became the first and only student in my Medical School to pass MBBS with Honours in 1984 with distinctions in Medicine and Paediatrics, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology, Pharmacology and Forensic Medicine. I did a postgraduate degree in Medicine (MD) with Honours in 1989 and a Specialist Cardiologist (DM) degree in 1991. I worked as a specialist Cardiology Registrar from 1989 to 1993 in India and 1993-1997 in the UK.

I was appointed Consultant and Assistant Professor in Cardiology in 1997 in the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine and Research, Lucknow India and Consultant Cardiologist at Bro-Morgannwg NHS Trust South Wales in 2002. While covering the broad range of DGH Cardiology I was able to develop and lead a Team of Heart Failure Multidisciplinary Team for the ABM Trust in Wales. I was appointed Clinical Teacher to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 2003.

I was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Walsall in 2009 and appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Medicine in 2009 as well. I was appointed Deputy Head of the Walsall Teaching Academy for Undergraduates in 2011 and Postgraduate Tutor for Medicine in 2014.

I have been a Senior Clinical Examiner for the University of Birmingham School of Medicine and member of the Postgraduate Medical School and Royal College of Physicians since 2011.

I specialise in Cardiovascular Medicine including Hypertension, Ischaemic and Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease and Grown-up Congenital Heart Disease. I perform invasive coronary angiography, permanent pacing including defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation.

I have performed several thousand cardiac catheterisations since starting in 1989 and several hundred pacemaker implants, several thousand echocardiograms and non-invasive cardiac investigations including stress testing, ambulatory ECG and Blood Pressure Recordings. I assess complex patients with multi-system disorders with cardiovascular disease and cardiomyopathies.

I lead Heart Failure Services and was co-Chair of the Black Country Heart Failure Network during the period of the Cardiac Networks. I lead Postgraduate Education in Medicine in the Trust. I have chaired and co-chaired Clinical examinations of the Royal College of Physicians within the UK and overseas.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Kanpur, India / 1984
(with Honours)

MD / Kanpur, India / 1989

DM / Kanpur, India / 1991

MRCP / UK / 1995
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

FRCP / UK / 2007
Fellow Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

British Cardiovascular Society
European Cardiac Society
Cardiology Society of India
American Heart Association

Professional leadership

Lead for Heart Failure Services Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Clinical Appraiser for Senior Medical Staff within the NHS Trust
Postgraduate Tutor of Medicine and Educational Supervisor for Medicine and Cardiology Trainees
Deputy Head of Walsall Teaching Academy
Member of the Resuscitation Committee Walsall Heathcare.
Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Birmingham School of Medicine
Deputy Chair International Examiners for Practical Clinical Assessment, Royal College of Physicians
Clinical Mentor for Doctors and Nurses undertaking advanced training and Clinical Prescribing Courses

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist and Postgraduate Tutor for Medicine, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Birmingham School of Medicine, UK 2009

Senior Clinical Examiner University of Birmingham School of Medicine, UK 2009

Senior Clinical Examiner for MRCP (PACES) Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom 2011

Regional Lead for Heart Failure Services developing Community services within Walsall interfacing within Primary and Secondary Care

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Personal Profile

I have been married to Anuradha since 1987 and we have 2 children who have chosen to take up Medicine as careers. Anuradha is a Primary teacher with a passion for music and fine arts. I have been a Governor for a Secondary School and have mentored A level students aspiring to do medicine as a career.

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Financial Interests

I own 100% of a piece of Cardiology equipment used in the hospital.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Debbie Helsby
Private secretary telephone 01922 656504
Private secretary fax 01922 656226
Private secretary email debbie.helsby@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk