Dr Christopher H Critoph


BM, MRCP, MD (Res)

GMC number: 6027030

Practising since: 2001



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  • Monday afternoon 2-6pm
  • Wednesday afternoon/evening 5-8pm
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Dr Critoph graduated from Southampton University in 2001, before training in Cardiology in London. He worked at the Heart Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the largest specialist cardiac centres of their kind in Europe, developing sub-specialty interests in heart failure, inherited cardiac disease and complex devices. In 2010 he was awarded his MD (Research)   degree from University College London.

He undertook a year-long fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia, before working as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Barts Heart Centre, London. In 2015 he was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist and lead clinician for heart failure at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. He moved his young family to Dorset to take advantage of all the area has to offer.

He is experienced in caring for patients with all manner of general cardiology problems and provides outpatient consultations with access to a comprehensive range of non-invasive cardiac testing. He also provides catheter lab services, and is an expert in the implantation and follow-up of both simple and complex pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronisation devices. He prides himself on good communication with patients taking the time to listen, and explain what may be complex medical issues in plain English.

Special interests

Atrial fibrillation
Chest pain
Defibrillators / ICDs
General Cardiology
Heart Failure
Heart valve disease
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Resynchronisation devices / CRT
Sports cardiology

Swollen ankles

Other interests

CardioMEMS monitoring system
Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing

Education & training

Personal interests

Dr Critoph enjoys sports, particularly golf, cycling, tennis and football. He is a member of Parkstone golf club. He is also a keen cook. However, most of his free time is spent with his wife and two young children.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Christopher H Critoph at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Family history screening
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • DVLA Testing and Driving Risk Profile
  • Cardiac clinical pharmacology
  • Pacemakers
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Cardioversion
  • Angiography
  • Event monitor
  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Locations Dr Christopher H Critoph works with

Related experience


Dr Critoph won a British Heart Foundation clinical research fellowship in 2010, studying patients with inherited heart disease. This led to the award of his MD (Res) degree from University College London. He has been awarded grants from independent bodies for research, and is actively involved with heart failure research at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  He is well published in international peer-reviewed journals in his sub-specialty interests (see pubmed for details), and has authored book chapters. 

He is on the editorial review board of two high profile Cardiology journals. He presents his work at national and international Cardiology conferences, and remains committed to the application of contemporary clinical research for his patients.


  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Society of Heart Failure
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Arrhythmia Alliance

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Heart Failure at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Insurers Dr Christopher H Critoph works with

Dr Christopher H Critoph works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr Christopher H Critoph does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Christopher H Critoph does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Christopher H Critoph does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.