Royal Papworth Rated Outstanding CQC

Royal Papworth was today rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

In addition to this, it is the first NHS hospital ever to be rated outstanding in all of the following categories:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive
  • Well-led

More specifically, cardiology alone was rated outstanding in all these categories.

This is Dr David Begley’s area of care at the hospital.

Dr David Begley’s role at the Royal Papworth Hospital

Dr Begley is a consultant cardiologist and specialist in cardiac rhythm management at Royal Papworth Hospital, and was appointed Clinical Director for Cardiology in September 2018.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1994.

Following a period of general training in Scotland, he completed a period of clinical research in hypertrophic cardiomoypathy at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by the University of Edinburgh.

He trained in general cardiology in the northern rotation based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where he completed subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and device therapy.

He was appointed a consultant at Papworth in 2007, and was clinical lead for cardiac electrophysiology and device therapy between 2011 and 2016.

Dr Begley has extensive experience in all aspects of adult cardiac electrophysiology including the ablation of complex arrhythmias, device implantation, extraction techniques.

Special interests include the ablation of ventricular tachycardias related to ischaemic heart disease and cardiomyopathies.

His research interests are related to the ablation of complex arrhythmias.

He is heavily involved in medical education at all levels and is currently Undergraduate Program Director in Cardiology, educational supervisor for foundation trainees, University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor.

In addition, he has been involved with the British Heart Rhythm Society Accreditation Examination Committee since it was significantly revised in 2010.

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