Dr James Gamble



GMC number: 6128233

Practising since: 2005



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  • Wednesday afternoon
  • Other availability by appointment, including weekends
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Dr James Gamble is a Cardiology Consultant. He sees patients with all cardiac conditions, although he specialises particularly in the treatment of patients with heart failure and the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.

He trained in Cambridge and Oxford, and has been a Consultant at the John Radcliffe hospital since 2017. He is the lead for heart failure service in Oxfordshire, and the secondary care lead for the Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire integrated care board.

He strongly believes in the importance of personalising treatment for every patient, and will take the time to help you to get a diagnosis and treatment plan that works for you. He aims to achieve this by carefully selecting tests and treatments that are the most likely to be helpful and to benefit both your symptoms and your overall quality of life.

He sees patients with symptoms and conditions such as breathlessness, leg swelling, excess fluid, palpitations (awareness of an abnormal heart beat), blackouts or collapse, chest pain, and heart failure.

He implants over two hundred pacemakers and similar devices (such as ICDs / implantable cardioverter defibrillators and CRT / cardiac resynchronisation therapy) annually, and in recent years has implanted the most devices of any consultant in Oxford. His specialisation in these procedures allows him to focus on performing them excellently and in achieving the best outcomes for his patients.


Website: https://www.drgamble.co.uk

Special interests

  • Heart Failure

  • Implantable Devices (Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators/ICD, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy/CRT)

  • General Cardiology

Personal interests

Outside of work, Dr Gamble is kept busy by his young family. When they let him, he enjoys walking, gardening, and occasionally sailing.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr James Gamble at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Pacemakers
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr James Gamble works with

Related experience


Dr Gamble has published over 35 scientific papers, predominantly in the field of cardiac resynchronisation therapy and heart failure. During his training he spent some years undertaking a research project in this field, including winning a national prize for this work, and gaining the Doctorate of Medicine higher degree from Oxford University


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Heart Rhythm Society
  • British Heart Failure Society

Other posts held

  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Cardiologist

Insurers Dr James Gamble works with

Dr James Gamble works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Dr James Gamble does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr James Gamble does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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