Dr Scott graduated in medicine with Honours from the University of Birmingham. He subsequently trained in general medicine and general cardiology in Cambridge and Southampton. He spent six years specialist training in the management of cardiac rhythm disorders. This included research for his DM degree at Southampton on implantable defibrillators. Dr Scott spent one year on Vancouver Island, western Canada, undertaking advanced training in complex ablation. He completed his specialist training at the Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals in London. His research interests include ICDs and management of complex arrhythmias.