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 Makan trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ qualifying with MBBS and BSc (Hons) in immunology. He developed expertise in pacemaker, defibrillator and biventricular pacemaker implantation and is a certified cardiac device specialist (CCDS) with the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.He is experienced in dealing with patients with complex heart failure and arrhythmias, having been privileged to work in the cardiac transplant team at Harefield Hospital. He also has an interest in coronary artery disease with expertise in coronary angiography.

Dr Makan joined Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in December 2011 and has since set up a brand new complex cardiac device service for Shropshire. He is currently the Clinical Director of Cardiology for the Trust. He was recently recognised as a COVID-19 Hero at the Trust for his work during the pandemic.

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.

Locations Dr Jayesh Makan works with

Related experience


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
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
  • Honorary Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
  • Honorary Consultant, University Hospital of North Staffordshire
  • Cardiac Risk in the Young, former Research Fellow and current Trustee of the Charity

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.