Dr Tom Burchell



GMC number: 4744753

Practising since: 2000



Consultation times

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 20:00 (Taunton)
  • Monday, Alternate AM/PM (Bristol)
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Dr Tom Burchell is a Consultant Cardiologist, working in Bristol, Bath and Taunton. He has expertise in all aspects of cardiology including palpitations, atrial fibrillation (AF), unexplained loss of consciousness, hypertension, heart failure, valve disease and rhythm disturbance. Dr Burchell undertook his undergraduate medical training at Imperial College School of Medicine, London, where he also intercalated his BSc. He undertook his cardiology training in the North East Thames region before taking a two-year period of post-graduate research at University College London investigating the use of stem cell therapy in heart attack patients. He has published his work in international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Burchell's sub-speciality training in Coronary Intervention was undertaken at The London Heart Attack Centre. Previously, he worked for three years at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and the Bristol Heart Institute before being appointed to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton for seven years. While in Taunton, he held the positions of clinical lead for cardiology and clinical director of medicine. He has since been invited back to the Royal United Hospital in Bath to develop the complex coronary intervention service.

He is involved with training junior doctors, has been an invited speaker at international cardiology conferences and is a proctor of complex coronary devices, teaching consultants across the UK.

Dr Burchell has a special interest in treating complex coronary artery disease and is fully trained and experienced in the most advanced and up-to-date techniques and adjunctive technologies. These include the treatment of chronically occluded coronary arteries, the use of rotational atherectomy and advanced intracoronary imaging.

Special interests

  • General cardiology
  • Palpitations
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart failure
  • Valve disease
  • Cardiac rhythm disturbance
  • Complex coronary artery disease
  • Chronic total occlusions (CTO)
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Advanced intracoronary imaging (IVUS/OCT)
  • Coronary physiological assessment (pressure wire)

Other interests

  • Complex coronary artery disease
  • Chronic total occlusions (CTO)
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Advanced intracoronary imaging (IVUS/OCT)
  • Coronary physiological assessment (pressure wire)

Personal interests

Dr Burchell enjoys spending time with his young family, cycling and DIY.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Tom Burchell at Nuffield Health

  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor
  • Family history screening
  • Assessment of all Aspects of Cardiology
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Peripheral arterial stenting
  • Cardioversion

Locations Dr Tom Burchell works with

Related experience


Dr Burchell is involved in recruiting for a number of multi-centre international portfolio clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine.


  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • General Medical Council

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  • Consultant Cardiologist, Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute

Insurers Dr Tom Burchell works with

Dr Tom Burchell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Allianz
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Police Mutual
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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