Dr Lucy Blows

Qualifications

BM (First class Honours, Distinction in Clinical Medicine), FRCP, MD

GMC number: 4209205

Practicing since: 1995

Specialties

Cardiology

Consultation times

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:30 (Haywards Heath)
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 (Brighton)
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About

Dr Blows has worked as a substantive NHS Consultant Cardiologist for Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust between 2010 and 2021.

She was the Clinical Lead and Head of the Cardiology Department between 2016 and 2019, and Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Lead prior to this.

As a consultant, Dr Blows has undertaken all aspects of acute, emergency and outpatient cardiac care, including undertaking out of hours primary angioplasty for patients suffering heart attacks.

Prior to her Consultant appointment, Dr Blows was trained in all aspects of general and interventional cardiology, with most of her specialist cardiology training undertaken at St Thomas' Hospital, London, with a year as the Interventional Cardiology fellow in Brighton in addition.

She was awarded a postgraduate degree after a three year period of clinical research, investigating coronary physiology with Professor Redwood at St Thomas' Hospital.

Having obtained all her specialist qualifications she was awarded a competitive, international Interventional Fellowship, which she undertook in Australia before returning to Sussex.

Dr Blows has looked after high volumes of patients with all general cardiology conditions (for example, coronary artery disease, chest pain, valvular heart disease, palpitations, hypertension and heart failure).

It is very important to her to provide holistic, individualised care to those who come to see her and it is a priority for her to be accessible and responsive to her patients.

Special interests

  • Adult cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Chest pain
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angina
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac healthcare screening

Other interests

All aspects of adult cardiology.

Personal interests

Out of work much of her time is taken up with her family and young daughter. Dr Blows enjoys walking her dog over the Downs and running (albeit slowly). She is a keen cook and gardener.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Lucy Blows at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor

Locations Dr Lucy Blows works with

Related experience

Research

Dr Blows was awarded an MD in 2008 by the University of London for her thesis ‘Physiological Responses to Percutaneous Intervention’.

In addition, she is actively involved in clinical trials undertaken at the Sussex Cardiac Centre.

Memberships

  • British Cardiac Society
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

Insurers Dr Lucy Blows works with

Dr Lucy Blows works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Declaration

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

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

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