At the November Board Meeting of the Royal Brompton & Harefield Trust
the Chairman announced that Dr Richard Grocott-Mason
will take up the post as interim medical director when Prof Evans leaves.
He is currently the divisional director of the heart division at Harefield Hospital, a post he has held since October 2014.
adult cardiology experience includes assessment of coronary artery disease, valve disease and heart failure.
works with a team of cardiologists to provide the primary angioplasty service at Harefield
Dr Grocott-Mason has worked at Hillingdon Hospital and Harefield Hospital since 1999, combining clinical work with clinical leadership roles, including clinical director for medicine and then joint medical director and responsible officer for The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
At the March 2015 meeting of the community Voice, of which we are a member, the guest speaker was Dr Richard Grocott-Mason, Consultant Cardiologist and Divisional Director, Heart Division Harefield Hospital, speaking about 'Heart Disease, Prevention and Treatment'
a) Dr Grocott-Mason
described the heart and explained that we each have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
d) Dr Grocott-Mason
described procedures for dealing with various forms of HD, including primary angioplasty, coronary artery bypass, aortic stenosis and he
listed advances made in recent years.
e) In answer to a question, he
explained that prevention and treatment of a stroke (blockage of a blood vessel to the brain) and of a heart attack (blockage of a blood vessel to the heart) are similar.