Cardiovascular Project Clinical Associates

The Greater Manchester Clinical Associate Group (CAG) is a multi-disciplinary group for clinicians and key stakeholders to meet and share their expertise and experience.

They are working together to improve the quality of service and inform commissioning of health services across Greater Manchester.

CAG focuses on specific clinical project areas, with the aim of delivering high quality and cost-effective pathways of care.

Meetings are held every 3 months and terms of reference can be found on the publications page (to be published soon).

Acute Coronary Syndrome/Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • Dr Kamal Khan, Clinical Director/Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr Sanjay Sastry, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Head of Cardiac Services
  • Dr Abishek Kumar, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Cardiac rehabilitation

  • Susan Casnello, Highly Specialist Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Dr Yahya Najjar, Clinical Director/Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


  • Keith Pearce, Lead Consultant Cardiac Scientist
  • Jenny Spicer, manager for cardiology, respiratory, cath lab and CDC


  • Helen Titu, Cardiology Nurse Consultant
  • Dr Cara Hendry, Consultant Cardiologist

Heart failure

  • Dr Fozia Ahmed, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Toni Weldon, Lead Heart Failure Specialist Nurse
  • Dr Colin Cunnington, Consultant Cardiologist

Heart valve disease

  • Dr Mamta Buch, Consultant Cardiologist – Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention
  • Dr Washik Parkar, General Practitioner


  • Dr Philip Lewis, Consultant Cardiologist, Hypertensivist & Physician
  • Dr Aseem Mishra, NIHR ACF GPST4
  • Dr V J Karthikeyan, Consultant, Interventional Cardiology

Out of hospital cardiac arrest

  • Neil Mackay, Critical Care Paramedic – North West Air Ambulance
  • Matt House, Consultant Paramedic, North West Ambulance Service

Rhythm management

  • Dr Eleri Roberts, Advanced Specialist Cardiac Physiologist
  • Ruth O’Rourke, Advanced Practitioner Healthcare Scientist
  • Samrina Ahmed, General Practitioner

Stable chest pain

  • Helen Goodwin, Consultant Nurse Cardiology