Dr Stephen Cookson


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCP

GMC number: 6054523

Practising since: 2002


Cardiology, General (internal) Medicine

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Dr Cookson attended King’s College London where he graduated with the MBBS degree and with first class honours in an intercalated BSc in radiological sciences. He undertook cardiology speciality training in the Wessex region and is recognised as a specialist in both cardiology and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and echocardiography (transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress). He established the cardiac MRI scanning service at Nuffield Guildford in 2018.

He is currently a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital where his other roles include being responsible for the safe working hours of over 200 junior medical staff within the hospital and the deputy chair of the drugs & therapeutics committee.

His work in establishing the GP advice & guidance service was recognised by the Health Service Journal in 2018. He wrote the Surrey anticoagulation guidelines which received national recognition by the HSJ and from the AF Association, who awarded a Healthcare Pioneers award in 2019.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Stephen Cookson at Nuffield Health

  • Angiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Drug and medication monitoring
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • DVLA Testing and Driving Risk Profile
  • MRI scan
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
  • Cardioversion

Locations Dr Stephen Cookson works with

Related experience


  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

Other posts held

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital

Insurers Dr Stephen Cookson works with

Dr Stephen Cookson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


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

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

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