Dr Nick Jenkins
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, MRCP
I qualified from medical school in London. Following my junior doctor years in London I spent two years training in general and interventional cardiology at Papworth hospital, Cambridge. Following this I spent further periods of training in Southampton and Bristol and finally spent a year overseas in Melbourne, Australia where I completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the world renowned Monash Heart Centre.
I was appointed to my current post as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Sunderland Royal Hospital in 2014 and have a busy NHS practice in all areas of general and interventional cardiology. I perform a large volume of complex procedures including coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty/stenting (PCI), transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and interventions for structural heart disease.
In addition to my clinical practice, I have keen research interests in both clinical trials and the investigation of the underlying mechanisms of heart attacks. I was awarded my postgraduate research degree in 2010 from the University of Bristol and have continued to initiate and maintain my research interests.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nick Jenkins at Spire include:
Treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), dizzy spells, palpitations (arryhthmias) and blackouts. Assessment and treatment of coronary disease (angina). Diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease.
Spire Washington 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.
BSc (Hons) / University of London / 1995
Bachelor of Science
MB BS / University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine
MRCP (London) / University of London / 2004
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
MD / University of Bristol / 2010
Doctor of Medicine
I was awarded my postgraduate research degree (MD) from the University of Bristol in 2010 having spent time investigating the underlying causes of heart attacks. I have continued to initiate and recruit to large clinical trials and am an active member of national and international research networks
I live locally with my young family and dogs. I am a keen sportsman and passionate rugby fan and was previously the club doctor for Bristol RFC. In addition I love walking and running along the beautiful coastline of the North East.