Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia


BSc(Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRCP

GMC number: 4112611

Practising since: 1994



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  • Saturday AM
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Dr Bhatia was appointed as a Consultant in 2009, and was tasked to update and develop the Echocardiography Services at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

He is proud to lead a Dept. which has now achieved national accreditation in Echo/ TOE & Stress Echo and is actively involved in training clinical physiologists and Doctors.

Dr Bhatia has also been the Clinical Governance Lead for Specialist Medicine since 2009.

He went to school in Kent and trained in London. His PhD research was in the immune mechanisms involved in atherosclerosis. He is also a visiting Consultant at Kings College Hospital, London. He is an examination question writer & examiner for Royal College of Physicians of London.

He is specially trained to deal with health problems relating to your heart and circulation. Dr Bhatia mainly practices in the NHS, but over the years has grown to appreciate the constraints on consultation times and waiting times for many tests and procedures. This is not always best suited for many patients who need more time for a doctor to listen to the various issues in their health, with greater in-depth discussion and explanation about why and how we carry out cardiac investigations in order to provide either an explanation (diagnosis) for their symptoms or at very least reassurance and peace of mind.

The tests that he performs and can provide an expert opinion on include: treadmill stress testing, trans-thoracic echocardiography, CT coronary angiography, contrast enhanced echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography, electrocardiographic and Holter monitoring analysis.

Cardiac Conditions or health problems that Dr Bhatia can diagnose or treat:

  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia (e.g. atrial fibrillation, Atrial flutter, SVT)
  • Dizzy spells, blackouts, syncope
  • Palpitations
  • Breathlessness
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Pre-operative cardiac fitness assessment
  • Post cardiac surgery cardiology follow-up
  • Cardiac Health Screening
  • DVLA cardiac assessment & testing
  • Second Cardiology Opinions

Personal interests

Cricket, peloton bike addict, beginners astrophysics, sci fi fanatic and ardent LFC fan 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia at Nuffield Health

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Locations Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia works with

Related experience

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist (Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust)
  • Clinical Governance Lead for Speciality Medicine (2009 – present)

Insurers Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia works with

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Cigna International
  • Cigna
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healix


Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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