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Raj Thakkar

Raj Thakkar

Raj trained at University College London where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and completed his medical degree in 1999.

Raj’s varied roles have included working as a GP partner since 2004, Clinical Commissioning Director for Bucks CCG/BOB ICB in planned care, Cardiac Lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, primary care cardiology lead for the Oxford Academic Health Science Network and atrial fibrillation champion for NHSIQ Thames Valley. He is also on the national expert advisory groups for heart failure and lipids, the national primary care workstream co-lead for the cardiac transformation programme (NHSE) and is the President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. Raj is also Honorary Visiting Professor at Cardiff University Medical School. 

Raj has worked as a presenter on BBC Radio and is a medical writer, speaker, and advisor. He has written and published over 200 articles and several books including the MIMS consultation guide which won the BMA book of the year award in the category of medicine (2012). He has achieved two atrial fibrillation pioneer awards (2017, 2019), was a national finalist for GP of the year in 2017 and a national HSJ finalist (2019) for his work in atrial fibrillation.


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