I completed my nurse training at Guys Hospital and subsequently worked in cardiology and cardiac surgery before joining Professor Chambers in The Valve Study Group as a research nurse in 2005.
From this group evolved the Valve Clinic in 2007 including the development of a Nurse Led Valve Clinic which is now a well established service at this Trust.
As well as seeing patients I am responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the Clinic which sees over 1400 patients a year.
I have participated in many academic, non commercial research studies at local and international level, many of them valve based, including publications specific to the Nurse Led Valve Clinic.
Mosaic Bioprosthetic Valve Study
Update review of MOSAIC implants at GSTT
Aortic Stenosis Study
Review of all Cryolife & OnX Valve implants at GSTT
Review of all SOLO/Freedom valve implants at GSTT.
Review of Trifecta Valve implants at GSTT
Infective Endocarditis & antibiotic therapy duration at GSTT
ExTAS AS Study at GSTT
Relevant published articles:
Chambers J, Lloyd G, Rimington H, Parkin D, Hayes A, Baldrock-Apps, Topham A. 1.Multidisciplinary valve clinics with devolved surveillance:a 2 year audit. Br J Cardiol 2011;18:231-2
2.The case for a Specialist Multidisciplinary Valve Clinic J Heart Valve Dis 2012;21:1-4
Parkin D, Chambers J. :Routine follow-up for patients with prosthetic valves: the value of a nurse-led clinic. Br J Cardiol 2012;19:76-8
Parkin D, Chambers J. :What is the Value of a Nurse-Led Valve Clinic for Patients with Replacement Heart Valves? Br J Cardn 2015;10:145-9