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Heart Failure Service

Heart failure means your heart is not pumping blood around your body as well as it should.

It does not mean your heart has stopped working, however you may need treatment and support to help it work better.

Further information for patients about this condition is available at the links below.

Our service includes:

  • assessment and diagnosis of people with possible heart failure
  • assessment for new therapies and/or devices
  • evaluation and support for patients
    • with difficult to manage heart failure
    • in whom co-morbidity limits heart failure management
    • with cancer or chemotherapy-related heart failure.

We are experienced in the delivery of:

  • diagnostic services
  • core and advanced heart failure clinical care
  • novel service development
  • medical education
  • cutting-edge research.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides holistic, state-of-the-art care, supporting patients through tests, diagnosis, management and relief of symptoms and a full risk assessment.

We offer:

  • key lifestyle advice
  • education
  • counselling
  • psychological support
  • links with palliative services when needed.

We work closely with our clinical partners to ensure our patients have access to the best diagnostic tools and imaging, and liaise with a network of community nurses and GPs to provide seamless care across the region.

We also offer our patients the chance to take part in cutting-edge national and international research.

Our team


  • Dr James Gamble (Clinical Lead)
    Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Chiara Cirillo
    Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Shawn Morais
    Consultant Cardiologist
  • Professor Kazem Rahimi
    Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist


  • Rebecca Bone
    Consultant Nurse
  • Helen Nolte
    Lead Nurse
  • Helen Jackson
    Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Lucy Poole
    Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Gemma Clare
    Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Naomi Spencer
    Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  • Rachael Walker
    Specialist Nurse Practitioner


Samantha White

Contact us

John Radcliffe Hospital

Heart Failure Office
Level 0, Cardiac Investigations Annexe
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 223067

Email: /

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Horton General Hospital

Cardiac Rehabilitation Department
Horton General Hospital
Banbury OX16 9AL

Tel: 01295 224105

How to find the Horton General Hospital

Community Heart Failure Nursing Team

Tel: 01865 904808



Please visit Heart Failure Services (outpatients) referrals


"Our experience in your clinic was faultless"

"Everyone was friendly, professional and efficient"

"Minimum waiting, all very professional and helpful"

"Very kind personnel, and caring - do not feel rushed"

"Everything was clearly explained before moving on to the next point"

"Personal contact with the heart failure nurses was most valuable"


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Last reviewed:30 September 2022