Roundtable Discussion: Cath Lab Team Speaks Out - BCIS (ACI 2017)

Published: 18 January 2017

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During the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI 2017) meeting in London (18-20th January 2017), Radcliffe Cardiology filmed a roundtable discussion with a group of allied health professionals discussing some challenges of a modern cath lab.


This discussion was moderated by Dr Robert Gerber (Hastings, UK) who was joined by a group of allied healthcare professionals including radiologists, physiologists and nurses. The discussant panel includes Rachel Hubble (Hastings, UK), Nishat Jahagirdar (London, UK), Rebecca Joyce (Worthing, UK), Karen Ross (Hastings, UK) and Bryan Walker (Manchester, UK).

This video was supported by:


  • Robert Gerber (Moderator), Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK.
  • Rachel Hubble, Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK
  • Nishat Jahagirdar, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  • Rebecca Joyce, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK
  • Karen Ross, Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK
  • Bryan Walker, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Target Audience

  • This educational activity is intended for an international audience, specifically cath lab staff such as nurses, physiologists and radiologists but will be of interest to other healthcare professionals involved in interventional cardiology

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Session 1: The Cath Lab Team Speaks Out

This discussion of cath lab nurses and physiologists seeks to highlight issues around the working environment of the cath lab and looks to identify the key challenges interventionalists face, as a result, they discuss a variety of issues around this working environment including the importance of working as a team, education and accreditation, time-pressures and being fit and ready fitness for work.
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Faculty Biographies

Robert Gerber

Robert Gerber

Dr Robert Gerber is a Consultant Cardiologist at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital in East Sussex. Having completed his medical training at King's College London, he went on to complete the MB/PhD programme.

Dr Gerber is qualified in both General Internal Medicine and General Cardiology with a sub-speciality in Interventional Cardiology. He has also previously worked as an Interventional fellowship at San Raffaele and Columbus Hospitals in Milan, Italy.

Dr Robert Gerber is also highly involved in research and teaching, and he is module leader for the MSc in Cardiology at Brighton and Sussex University (BSUH). He is also a member of the British Hypertension Society (BHS), the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI).

Dr Gerber has published extensively in the field of interventional cardiology, and is also the ESHT Principal Investigator of…

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Rachel Hubble

Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK

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Nishat Jahagirdar

King’s College Hospital, London, UK

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Rebecca Joyce

Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK

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Karen Ross

Conquest Hospital, Hastings, UK

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Bryan Walker

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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