Dr James Harrison

Dr James Harrison

BM BCh MA PhD MRCP CCDS

Cardiology

Recommended by  
2 specialists

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“An excellent & friendly doctor who is prepared to take time to find the right solutions for his patients even if that means an appointment or phone call out of hours.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6128242
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1159 reviews

    About

    Dr James Harrison is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in general cardiology, with expertise in heart rhythm disorders and pacing, leading this service at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and treats patients privately, including at London Bridge Hospital.

    Dr Harrison studied at Cambridge University, undertaking clinical training at Oxford University, graduating in 2005. He then continued, undertaking cardiology training in London and was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship. He later attained a PhD at St Thomas’ Hospital in cardiac MRI and electrophysiology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and won national and international prizes for his research. Dr Harrison also performs cardiac MRI and CT studies and he also has a specialist interest in pre-operative cardiology and optimisation of patients for non-cardiac surgery.

    Dr Harrison is recognised by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Pacemaker and loop recorder implantation
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (Cardiac MRI)
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor (24 Hours)
    • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
    • Exercise ECG
    • Echocardiogram
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Chest Pain
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Loss Of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Medical procedures

    • Echocardiogram
    • ECG Monitor
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Chest Pain
    • Dizziness
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Bradycardia
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    • MA University of Cambridge 2002 
    • BM BCh University of Oxford 2005
    • MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2008
    • PhD King's College London 2014
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Echocardiogram
    10/22
    ECG Monitor
    8/22
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    7/22
    Atrial Fibrillation
    6/22
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    3/22
    Cardiology
    3/22
    Chest Pain
    3/22
    Cardiomyopathy
    2/22
    Palpitations
    2/22
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    1/22
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    1/22
    Cardiac Investigations
    1/22
    Congestive Heart Failure
    1/22
    Dizziness
    1/22
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    1/22
    High Blood Pressure
    1/22
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/22
    Pacemaker Surgery
    1/22
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram ECG Monitor
    An excellent & friendly doctor who is prepared to take time to find the right solutions for his patients even if that means an appointment or phone call out of hours.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Dr James Harrison was very good in his manners and he was very thorough in his examinations. I felt very assuring and trustworthy of Dr James Harrison. I would recommend and if I should have further problems Dr James Harrison is the person I would return to.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG Monitor CT Coronary Angiogram
    I felt in safe hands with James, from start to finish. The issue that we examined together was dealt with rapidly and clearly explained throughout. Would certainly recommend him to others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Echocardiogram Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    Dr Harrison was very reassuring from the start which alleviated somewhat my anxious state. At all times he explained what he proposed to do and answered my questions freely. I felt comfortable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram ECG Monitor Chest Pain
    Dr Harrison was very personable, patient and punctual. Not only did he ensure I felt comfortable, he made sure I understood all the issues he addressed, and took the time to talk through my questions and concerns, concluding with simple go forward plan.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Atrial Fibrillation ECG Monitor
    Dr Harrison consulted with me while I was in hospital and then on an outpatient follow-up basis. He took time to explain things clearly and was very reassuring and professional at a stressful time.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Echocardiogram Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    Dr. Harrison saw me at very short notice. In my consultation he took time to understand my health issues, performed his own diagnostic tests and subsequently reviewed my previous tests. He explained clearly his inital diagnosis, what I needed to do to manage the condition in the interim and arranged a follow up diagnostic test. He addressed my follow up questions. In my subsequent consultation following my tests he confirmed his original diagnosis, took the time to answer my questions concerns and clearly explained next step. I felt that he wanted me to get the right care, to understand what happening and he gave me confidence that he knew what he was doing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Echocardiogram Palpitations
    Dr Harrison is an excellent consultant and I felt I was in very safe hands in his care. He was generous with his time, and took great care in allowing me to relay all my concerns to him. His approach was thorough and I felt reassured throughout.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG Monitor Cardiology Cardiac Investigations
    Very easy to talk to and understanding. Provided excellent service and advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Cardiology
    I recently came under Dr Harrison consultancy after suffering AF due to a viral infection. Dr Harrison diagnosed my condition promptly and recommended treatment to rectify the issue. He explained the procedure and reassured me of the simplicity. Dr Harrison carried out the procedure and since then I have had no ill effects and feel completely back to normal.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Cardiology

    Dr Ian Webb
    Dr Ian Webb
    Cardiology

    06-08-2020

    Dr Harrison is an excellent clinician and colleague of mine, with whom I have worked both in the NHS and private sector for a number of years. He provides an outstanding service in CT angiography and MRI imaging, with excellent feedback from my patients. I am pleased to recommend him as a Clinician for Doctify.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Cardiac MRI
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Paul Scott
    Dr Paul Scott
    Cardiology

    06-08-2020

    Dr Harrison is an erudite cardiologist and a well-respected colleague. He has a reputation as a sensible and thoughtful clinician, and is well-liked by his patients. He provides excellent general cardiology and diagnostic services in the NHS and private sector.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram
    Connection: Is a colleague

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