Cardiac physiology


The non invasive cardiology department is based in east wing at Southampton General Hospital.

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

There is echo cover for discharge dependent inpatients on Saturday and on-call cover for cardiac laboratory and CRM around the clock.

Contact: Rebecca Baggaley, education lead 

What we do

As one of the largest and most successful cardiac units in the UK, the Wessex Cardiac Centre treats more than 20,000 patients each year for all forms of serious heart conditions. It has already gained international recognition and is being developed into a global centre of excellence, treating an increasing number of patients from outside the local area. Our cardiac physiologists therefore enjoy excellent opportunities to gain exposure to many different invasive and non-invasive procedures - and complex conditions.

The role includes performing and reporting on diagnostic investigations, follow-up care on long-term cardiac device patients and assisting with device implantation and cardiac catheterisation.

Specialist services

Cardiomens specialism

TOE and stress echo practicioners

Staff roles

  • Assistant healthcare scientists - performing a range of cardiac tests 
  • Practitioner training programme - a degree level opportunity which is open to students on placements of varying lengths from the University of Southampton.
  • Cardiac physiologists, senior cardiac physiologists, chief cardiac physiologists, deputy principal cardiac physiologists and principal cardiac physiologists - all qualified staff with degrees and professional qualifications.

Work experience

Opportunities are organised through our work placement department. We accept short visits between September and early December only.

Find out more

Society for Cardiological Science and Technology

British Society for Echocardiography

International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners 

British Heart Rhythm Society

Working for us

Our job opportunities are advertised online - see our current vacancies.

If there are no current vacancies but you would like to register your interest in working for us in future, please get in touch using the form below.

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