Dr Neil Davidson

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil Davidson at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Cardiologist, specialising in heart rhythm management and have worked at Wythenshawe Hospital (University Hospital of South Manchester) since 2002. I trained in the UK and in Australia, completing specialist fellowships in Sydney and Melbourne.

My clinical practice covers a wide range of heart conditions with a particular focus on heart rhythm abnormalities. I aim to provide a holistic assessment and management plan which can include pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. I am experienced in the use of radio-frequency and cryo-ablation, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators and I have trained consultants in the use of cryo-ablation for atrial fibrillation across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. I also have a special interest in Sports Cardiology at the elite and amateur levels and will use a range of treatment and monitoring options to enable patients to maintain and develop physical fitness whenever possible.

I have been the lead for Heart Rhythm for the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network. I have been the Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Services at UHSM from 2010 – 14 and I am currently the Deputy Medical director of UHSM and a Clinical Lead for the Single Hospital Service project in Manchester.

As an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester I have supervised a range of research projects with topics including the management of atrial fibrillation, optimisation of cardiac device therapy and the effect of omega 3 fish oils on atrial electrophysiology.

Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: Palpitations, Atrial fibrillation, Dizziness and blackouts, Heart rhythm abnormalities, Ventricular tachycardia

Private contact details

Private secretary Jayne Bailey
Private secretary telephone 0161 393 3053
Private secretary fax 0161 850 1270
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne / 1990
Medical Degree

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh / 1993
Membership of Royal College of Physicians

MD / University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne / 1998
Postgraduate Medical Research Degree

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh / 2003
Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians

Professional memberships

Member of British Cardiovascular Society
Member of British Heart Rhythm Society

Professional leadership

Deputy Medical Director UHSM - this involves clinical leadership for the hospital and for the development of a single hospital service for Manchester with the merger of Central, South and North Manchester hospitals.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of South Manchester

Deputy Medical Director, UHSM

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

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Personal Profile

I am married with three daughters and I enjoy watching them play sport as well as trying to keep fit myself.This involves walking our dog, cycling, going to the gym and skiing.

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