Dr Lance Forbat


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, FRCP (Lon), FRCP (Glas)

GMC number: 2647328

Practicing since: 1980


General (internal) Medicine, Cardiology

Consultation times

  • Thursday PM (Glasgow)
  • Friday PM (Glasgow)
  • Overview

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0800 616 267


Dr Forbat qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London gaining a BSc Physiology with 1st Class Honours 1977 and MBBS 1980. He completed his post-graduate training in cardiology at Groby Road (Glenfield) Hospital, Leicester and returned to St. Thomas’ as a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow in 1987. He was awarded his MD in 1994. He was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at West Cumberland Hospital and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist South Cleveland in 1995.

He was the first interventionally trained cardiologist in Cumbria and pioneered a North Cumbrian mobile ECHO service to study patients in the community with suspected diagnosis of heart failure. He returns to Bristol having brought new services to other units, with experience in leading three cardiology departments. He also holds an honorary contract at Walsgrave University Hospital Coventry, where he has regular interventional sessions.

Dr. Forbat now consults exclusively in the private sector and has clinics in England and Glasgow. He can therefore see patients outside his scheduled clinic times on request. He also offers home visits with ECG and ECHO if required.

Dr. Forbat uses new innovative technologies for his cardiology services, offering continuity of care and true “patient choice” to families and businesses in the UK.

Telemedicine enables him to monitor patients at home or abroad using his iPhone. He has been using it for the acute and semi-acute management of patients in the UK and this year with GPRS units he has monitored them when they travel abroad (as far as Australia) on holiday or business.

Other interests

Special clinical interest in management of long term conditions (LTCs) such as heart failure, and co-morbidities, such as COPD.

  • The role of telemedicine in LTCs and management of patients post hospital discharge
  • Management of angina
  • Management of cardiac risk factors
  • Management of hypertension
  • Management of valve disease
  • Management of palpitations and faints 
  • Echocardiogram service in Bristol and Glasgow

Personal interests

Dinghy sailing, music, computing and web design.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Lance Forbat at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Lance Forbat works with

Related experience


Hypertrophy of human myocardium, telemedicine and long term conditions.


  • British Cardiac Society
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

Other post held

  • Independent practitioner since April 2008
  • Honorary consultant University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Lance Forbat works with

Dr Lance Forbat works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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