Heart Failure
Clinical Advisory Board

The Pumping Marvellous Heart Failure Clinical Advisory Board comprises of the key elements of a patients team. Our members led by the Chair of the Board Professor Martin Cowie act as an independent advisory board with no responsibility or accountability as to the actions of the charity.

The Purpose of the Pumping Marvellous Clinical Advisory Board

The purpose of the Clinical Advisory Board is to guide the charity in making the right decisions around the health and wellbeing of heart failure patients across the United Kingdom – offering factual and real-world experience from the clinical and payer perspective.

The Heart Failure Clinical Advisory Board will have access to all of the charity’s resource and will also act to create new opportunities for the charity. The Heart Failure Clinical Advisory Board’s role is advisory and is not binding on the charity.

The charity will indemnify the Clinical Advisory Board against legal claims based on its advice. This is provided the members of the Clinical Advisory Board have acted in good faith and have given information in keeping with the conduct of their professional positions.

Please find the full terms of reference here

Dr Clare Taylor – MBE

Dr Clare Taylor is an academic general practitioner combining research and teaching at the University of Oxford with clinical practice at her GP surgery. Her research focuses on the diagnosis of heart failure in primary care. She is passionate about involving patients and the public in research to ensure the most important questions can be identified and answered.

Clare is also a member of the NICE chronic heart failure guideline committee. She has been a strong advocate for GP trainees and new GPs as Chair of the trainee and new GP committees at the Royal College of General Practitioners and was awarded an MBE for services to General Practice in 2015.

Clare is delighted to join the Pumping Marvellous Clinical Board to bring the GP perspective. Read more about her work here

Dr Dargoi Satchi

Dr Dargoi Satchi is a Heart Failure Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Dargoi is a pioneer in Heart Failure and works seamlessly between hospital based care and primary based care in the community. Dargoi was a pioneer in 2013 where he set up the SHINE clinic.

The SHINE clinic was set up as a heart failure day clinic to provide specialist clinical care on an outpatient basis, including intravenous diuretics, specialist assessment, monitoring and intensive drug titration, along with self-management advice and psychological support.

The clinic was set up by a multidisciplinary heart failure team and accepted referrals from primary and secondary care. This type of care was only available to inpatients but now serves as hub for linking heart failure secondary care and primary care together to enable patients to have a better quality of life.

This has been a huge success and has now been replicated by many Heart Failure services across the country.

He has also been inspirational in our decision to create the comprehensive self management system for patients, the Marvellous Guide to Heart Failure.

Dargoi said about joining the Clinical Board of the Pumping Marvellous Foundation “I am over the moon to be involved with an organisation that helps empower people by making heart failure knowledge accessible and available to all – within a funky colour scheme.”

Dr Patricia Campbell

Dr. Patricia Campbell, Consultant Cardiologist/HF Lead Southern Trust Northern Ireland

Dr Campbell is a HF cardiologist who is passionate about transforming HF services to allow timely access and excellence of care for all patients. She is also choir fanatic and would happily spend hours birdwatching/stargazing when not thinking about ways to improve HF care.

  • Graduate of University College Dublin.
  • Advanced HF/Cardiac Transplant and echo training in Brigham and Women’s/Harvard Medical School
  • Previously Assistant Professor University of Calgary and University College Dublin, before returning home to take up role as HF lead.
  • Research interests – Clinical assessment of HF, HF care pathway

Professor Ahmet Fuat

Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington for 35 years and a GPSI in Cardiology for 20 years. His PhD at Durham University explored the barriers to diagnosis and management of heart failure across primary and secondary care including seminal work on natriuretic peptides in early diagnosis of heart failure. This work led to him being appointed as Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology at Durham University.
He established the first one stop diagnostic clinic for suspected heart failure using natriuretic peptides as an entry criterion along with Professor Jerry Murphy and BHF HF nurse Vikki Duffy in January 2002. He sat on the NICE 2010 HF guideline committee, has served as an observer on the British Society for Heart Failure Board and reformed the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society with colleague Dr Kathryn Griffith. The Society now as over 1400 members and has recently launched a CVD academy educational resource for Primary Care.
He sits on the NHSEI National CVD Prevention clinical leadership group, and expert advisory groups for Heart Failure, Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation and is Northeast and North Cumbria Cardiac Network Heart Failure Lead clinician. Along with Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN he has produced a comprehensive Primary Care Heart Failure Pathways document.
He is passionate about education of clinicians and patients about Heart Failure and an advocate for GP’s.

Dr Rani Khatib

A consultant pharmacist in cardiology and cardiovascular research with nationally and growingly internationally recognised clinical pharmacy experience. Robust higher academic teaching expertise and a growing research portfolio. He leads the medicines optimisation agenda across secondary and primary care pathways for Heart Failure and Ischaemic Heart Disease in Leeds. Well published, research grants holder, principal investigator and co-investigator of several trials with specific interest in medicines adherence. Science Committee member at the European Society of Cardiology – Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions. Earned multiple recognitions and awards for innovation and excellence in patient care. Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Bradford. Chair of the Yorkshire and North-east Cardiovascular Pharmacy Network (YNCPN)

Link to Dr Rani Khatib profile on the Leeds University Website

Professor Mark Petrie

Mark Petrie is Professor of Cardiology in the University of Glasgow.  Mark spent 23 years as an NHS doctor before transferring to his research post.  Mark has been a heart failure enthusiast throughout his career.  He is one of the Consultant Cardiologists who run the Scottish National Heart Failure Service (he was Director until 2015).  Mark has run the heart failure service in Glasgow Royal Infirmary since 2004 (alongside a great team of other cardiologists, nurses, pharmacists and medicine for the elderly).  Mark had the idea for the Scottish Heart Failure Hub which has championed all things heart failure in Scotland (he chaired this until 2016).  Mark remains closely involved in clinical services and is keen to see continuing improvements in all aspects of care.  He has published over 140 manuscripts including in the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and major cardiology journals.  Mark has worked with Pumping Marvellous but is very keen to see further patient-led improvements in care and also to involve patients in major, heart failure-improving research.

Mark Petrie University of Glasgow

Dr. Fozia Ahmed

Consultant Cardiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003 and undertook specialist in cardiology in the North-West region. In 2015 she was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where she specialises in heart failure and cardiac devices. She is committed to improving clinical practice, patient care and outcomes by way of collaborative service improvement initiatives.

*   NIHR Specialty Lead for Cardiovascular Research in Greater Manchester.
*   Honorary Reader of Cardiovascular Sciences at University of Manchester.
*   Research interests broadly span the themes of remote monitoring and management of heart failure, and prevention of cardiovascular infection.

Link to Dr Fozia Ahmed’s profile on ResearchGate

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan

Consultant Cardiologist – MBBS FRCP (Lon) FESC PhD

  • Graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, India
  • Cardiology and sub-speciality training in North West England hospitals
  • PhD (University of Manchester) fellowship grant from British Heart Foundation.
  • Since 2016, Clinical Lead for Heart Failure at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Aintree, Community Heart Failure Services-Liverpool and South Sefton), as well as the lead for the Ambulatory Heart Failure Unit.
  • Roy Award from Pumping Marvellous in 2018
  • Innovations in HF such as developing UK’s 1st NHS Heart Failure Mobile APP – Aintree Heart Failure Passport, Virtual Multispeciality HF MDTs
  • One of 15 cardiologists in the UK, selected by the British Cardiac Society for the inaugural Emerging Leadership Program and appointed to the British Cardiac Society Digital and Communications Committee.
  • Active research role as NIHR Research Scholar & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science (University of Liverpool).
  • Principal Investigator for several multi-centre clinical trials in heart failure
  • Research Interests: Cardio-Renal Syndrome, novel biomarkers, Digital Technology in Heart Failure, Frailty in Heart Failure, Clinical Risk Scores

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan – Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust