Dr Jayesh Makan



GMC number: 4523642

Practising since: 1998


Cardiology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Weekly Wednesday evening
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Dr Jayesh Makan is a leading Consultant Cardiologist based in Shrewsbury. He diagnoses and treats patients with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, heart rhythm disturbances and blackouts. He has developed a special interest in Sports Cardiology and is currently studying for an MSc in the subject, having been awarded a full scholarship by St George’s Hospital, University of London.

His private clinic is based at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, while his NHS practice is at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Dr Makan trained at Guy's and St Thomas' qualifying with MBBS and a BSc (Hons) in Immunology. His specialist training in cardiology was in London and he spent three years as a Specialist Registrar at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. He developed an expertise in pacemaker, defibrillator and biventricular pacemaker implantation and is a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist with the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.

Dr Makan joined Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust as a Consultant in 2011 and set up a brand new complex cardiac device service for Shropshire. He was appointed as the Clinical Director of Cardiology in 2013 and led the department for nearly ten years, before taking up a role as Undergraduate Tutor for Keele University Medical School. He was recently recognised as a Covid-19 Hero at the Trust for his work during the pandemic.

Dr Makan is active in clinical academia. Between 2003 and 2005, he undertook research with Professor Sanjay Sharma, who is a world leader in Sports Cardiology and Inherited Cardiac Disease. His research was funded by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and he was honoured to be appointed a Trustee of the charity in 2018. He is a keen athlete and runner and completed the London Marathon for Greenwich Hospice in 2000 and for CRY in 2022.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, he has authored book chapters and presented at international meetings. He is a member of a number of professional organisations, including the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, the European Heart Rhythm Association and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. 

Special interests

  • Sports Cardiology
  • Inherited cardiac conditions
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Chest pain
  • Syncope
  • Pacemakers
  • Biventricular pacing
  • Defibrillator implantation
  • Cardiac manifestations of Covid-19

Other interests

  • Pacemakers, biventricular pacing, defibrillator implants
  • Heart failure
  • Chest pain/angina
  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Palpitations
  • Cardioverter defibrillator implantation
  • Syncope (blackouts)
  • Inherited cardiac conditions
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Cardiac manifestations of COVID-19

Personal interests

Dr Makan is married and has four children. He lives in Shrewsbury and outside work, his interests include marathon and half-marathon running and cricket. Through sport, he has raised money for Cardiac Risk in the Young and for the Cardiology department at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital.  He has featured in the Shropshire Star as well as participated in local radio interviews.

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Dr Makan undertook a period of research from 2003 to 2005 under the supervision of Professor Sanjay Sharma, a leader in the field of sports cardiology and inherited cardiac disease.  He was funded by Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity aimed at increasing awareness and funding research in the prevention and treatment of conditions that cause sudden cardiac death.  He has published a number of original papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international meetings.  He is the author of a chapter in the ABC of Sports Medicine and in the Textbook of Common Cardiac Conditions. He has recently published abstracts at the British Cardiac Society.


  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Royal College of Physicians

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital

Insurers Dr Jayesh Makan works with

Dr Jayesh Makan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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