Dr James Harrison

Dr James Harrison

BM BCh MA PhD MRCP CCDS

Cardiology

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2 specialists

14 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“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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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
    611 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.

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    Medical procedures

    • 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
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    Special interests

    • 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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    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
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    Echocardiogram
    7/17
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    6/17
    Atrial Fibrillation
    5/17
    ECG Monitor
    5/17
    Cardiology
    3/17
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    2/17
    Cardiomyopathy
    2/17
    Palpitations
    2/17
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    1/17
    Cardiac Investigations
    1/17
    Chest Pain
    1/17
    Congestive Heart Failure
    1/17
    Dizziness
    1/17
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    1/17
    High Blood Pressure
    1/17
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/17
    Pacemaker Surgery
    1/17
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (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
    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)
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    (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)
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    (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)
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    (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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram CT Coronary Angiogram ECG Monitor
    Mr Harrison was reassuringly thorough from the moment I stepped into his office. He clearly explained the diagnostic processes and the route we were taking. I felt I was in capable hands at all times and Mr Harrison’s communication and billing through my insurance provider was clear and timely. A very positive professional experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Atrial Fibrillation
    He makes you feel at ease during consultations, listens well and answers any queries in a positive fashion. Feed back response through his secretary is very good.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram CT Coronary Angiogram Chest Pain
    Doctor Harrison was an excellent consultant. His explanations were clear and I felt that all avenues were pursued in order to diagnose my condition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (electrocardiogram) ECG Monitor Echocardiogram
    It was a real pleasure to deal with Dr Harrison. He’s very patient and explained everything very clearly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram
    Overall Experience was very good. Appointments were very punctual. Would recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Echocardiogram ECG Monitor
    I would highly recommend Dr. Harrison; as he was extremely knowledgeable; thorough; and put me at ease. He did a comprehensive examination and explained in detail the purpose of each test and what the next steps looked like for me. I really appreciated his exceptional bedside manner as I was very worried when I came in to see him. I would definitely recommend Dr. Harrison if you are in need of a cardiologist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiomyopathy Pacemaker Surgery Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    Dr Harrison, fitted my ICD following a period of consultations , at all times I felt very at ease and comfortable in his care, from our first meeting through to surgery and subsequent check ups his calm knowledgeable demeanour made something that could be quite daunting feel very manageable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology Congestive Heart Failure
    I first met Dr James Harrison in August 2018 at the Chelsfield Hospital, Chelsfield, Kent. I had suffered a major Heart Attack in July 2018, which would have been fatal if it had not been for the Doctor’s and staff at both Maidstone Hospital and the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, kent. After being discharged from the William Harvey, I sent a considerable amount of time rehabilitating at home, it was then that I felt somewhat abandoned. I wasn’t due for any kind of follow up until the November of that year, I was left thinking what I could and could not do both physically and mentally. I had a good friend who had a similar situation happen to him, it was my friend that suggested I see Dr Harrison. On meeting James for the first time I was immediately drawn to his professionalism, he was incredibly thorough throughout my consultation, add to this his gentle manner, kindness, he was simply first class. Dr Harrison has been influential in my recovery, setting out a plan of action to help my physically, writing letters in reference to protecting my career, and arranging my wellbeing going forward. You only have to look at Dr Harrison’s experience and what he has achieved in cardiology, that alone will put your mind at rest. I can’t rate Dr Harrison enough, he’s an outstanding cardiologist with that personal touch.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Dr Harrison was very clear with his advice and guidance One felt in confident and safe hands Extremely professional and reassuring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 24 hour blood pressure monitor Dizziness High Blood Pressure
    I received excellent treatment from Dr. Harrison. He was very accurate in diagnosing and correcting my Medication for Hypertension My blood readings are now normal and I am very pleased.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiomyopathy
    James was great helping this troubling time. The surgery went ahead without issue and I feel better now than i have done in years. Following my surgery i still had some worries, James listened to my concerns and sent me for an additional scan to ease my mind. All in all the experience couldn't have been any better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    Dr Harrison had a very good bedside manner. He explained in detail the extra heart beats that I seem to be having. He very swiftly organised to have a heart monitor fitted for 2 days and an ECG test. Both of these results came back very quickly. Fortunately I have only had to see him twice but each time I have felt that he has explained things to me very well. He also gave me a prescription the evening I saw him with the results so was able to go to a late opening pharmacy to get my medication to start taking immediately. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
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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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