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Cardiothoracic Services

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Cardiology Outpatients

There are a variety of clinics for heart conditions, including general cardiology, the University clinic, and those which are more specific to individual conditions.

These include:

There are also specialist surgical clinics for patients with heart or lung problems.

The clinics are consultant-led, and usually include a team of clinicians such as specialist registrars and specialist nurses.

Patients are usually referred by their GP, but some are referred from other hospitals and from other specialists in Oxford.

In many cases the department offers a 'one stop' service. This means that tests such as echocardiography, electrocardiography and exercise testing are performed on the same day, and patients can discuss the results with the consultant without the need for a follow-up appointment.

Waiting times

The waiting time for outpatients after receipt of the GP's letter is typically around 8-12 weeks .


To cancel your outpatient appointment, please contact us.

Appointments - contact details

We will make a further appointment for you, unless you tell us you no longer need one.

Find us and contact us

From the main John Radcliffe Hospital entrance, follow the corridor down (just) past the main lift area.

We are on Level 2 of the Oxford Heart Centre, which is opposite the League of Friends.

John Radcliffe Hospital - How to find us

Last reviewed:27 May 2022