Dr David Walker MA MD FRCP FESC, qualified from Cambridge University and St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in 1985. He trained in Cardiology at University College Hospitals, Wessex Cardiac Centre, St. Mary’s Hospital (Paddington), and the Hammersmith Hospital.
His research on Ischaemic Preconditioning was awarded the Clinical MD prize by Cambridge University in 1995.
Since 1998 he has been Consultant Cardiologist at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings. He has been both Medical Director of the Sussex Heart Network, and Chairman of the Network Heart Failure Group. He is now Medical Director of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
From 2009 to 2013 he was National Clinical Lead for Heart Failure at NHS Improvement with a particular interest in service reorganisation. He co-wrote National Guidelines on “End of Life Care in Heart Failure” and “Hospital based Heart Failure services”. As Chairman of the British Cardiovascular Society Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care he has also written the National Guidelines on Acute Cardiac Care, available on the BCS website and in Heart (in abbreviated form). He is currently on the Board of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the ESC, and Chairman of the Committee on the Website and Communication Strategy. He is Vice President of the British Cardiac Society (Corporate Finance and Development).