Acute, Nuclear and Pallative Medicine consultants

David Hargroves
Hargroves, Dr David
Job title
Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at EKHUFT
Stroke Medicine, Health Care of Older People
Special interests
Thrombolysis for acute Ischaemic stroke, Hyper Acute Stroke Care, Primary Intra Cerebral Haemorrhage.
Education and career history
Dr David Hargroves MB BSc (Hons), MSc FRCP, Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and South East Coast Strategic Clinical Network and Senate. 
Dr David Hargroves graduated from University College London MB BSc (Hons) in 1996.  His postgraduate training was in London undertaking designated stroke fellowship training at St Helier's and St George's Hospitals; gaining his Masters from Kings College London with a research thesis titled 'Effects of position upon cerebral oxygenation in the acute phase post stroke using Near Infrared Spectroscopy'.   
He has been a consultant for over 10 years in East Kent and Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine for the last 9 years.  He was appointed Clinical Lead for the Strategic Health Authority in October 2010 and now to the South East Coast Strategic Clinical Network and Senate 2013. 
The East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) Stroke Service is in the top quartile of services in the country, and uses one of the country’s first examples of horizontal stroke telemedicine, with currently >25% of patients receiving IV thrombolysis, and one of the largest cohorts of patients treated with unknown time of onset (SUTO / wake up stroke) using CT perfusion in the country. 
David has personnally assessed, imaged and treated over 3000 pateints with transient neuological defecit with same day MRI / CEMRA and a similar number of patients with persistant neurological defecit. He chairs the IV Stroke Thrombolysis governance meeting and has reviewed the clinical histories and neuroradiology for over 1200 cases treated in East Kent.  Dr Foster and Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently ranked it the top performing stroke service in the country and in a recent round of SSNAP the WHH hospital achieved the highest overall rating level A for both patient and team scores. 
He has a keen research interest and has acted as local guarantor to stroke related publications submitted from East Kent for the last 8 years.  He has been local Principal Investigator for over 10 international clinical trials.  He has a particular research interest in: Use of advanced imaging in hyper acute stroke care using CT Perfusion for patients with Stroke of Unknown time of onset (SUTO) and MRI / CEMRA for transient neurological deficit; Obstructive Sleep apnea and neurovascular disease; Telemedicine use in Stroke care and medication compliance and adherence in patients with neurovascular disease. 
David was elected to the British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP) Education & Training Board in October 2011 and Chaired this group from December 2013 until 2017, and remains co-opted and an active member. 
David has recently been appointed to the role of senior clinical advisor to the NHSI GIRFT programme to advise upon stroke services nationwide. 
David is winner of the prestigious 2017 Life After Stroke Award for Professional Excellence. 
William Harvey Hospital 
Contact details
Judith Richards judithrichards2@nhs.net 01233616214