Dr Sanjay Arya MBBS (Hons & Gold Medalist), FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow)

Dr Arya is a Consultant Cardiologist providing comprehensive cardiac service. His areas of interest are coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, syncope and cardiac assessment for non-cardiac surgery and Professional footballers. He provides high quality evidence based medicine.

He is the Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He plays a critical role in the performance of the organisation, providing leadership to the medical workforce, focussing on delivery of clinically safe and financially sustainable high quality services within the framework of robust clinical governance.

Current positions:

Consultant Cardiologist, Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS FT
Executive Medical Director Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Recent positions:

Regional Chair, North West England AQ Heart Failure group
Regional Chair, Emergency & Acute Medicine, North West Sector Greater Manchester

He leads on the development of the Trust’s Clinical Services Strategy in collaboration with Internal and External stakeholders and has contributed towards shaping the strategic direction and vision of the Trust.

He is a keen teacher and dedicated to teaching and training of junior doctors. He was the Foundation Programme Director for 7 years. He is the Examiner of the Royal College of Physicians and of Manchester Medical School. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University and University of Liverpool. He and is currently working with Edge Hill University in recruiting doctors from India, helping them acquire new skills in the UK and facilitating their return to India to serve its population.

He has several publications and has delivered talks throughout the country. He is an active member of various cardiovascular organisations which aim to reduce the incidence and improve the management of cardiovascular disease.

His initiative led to WWL being awarded the 7 Day pilot site by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director. This resulted in reduction in weekend mortality. He appeared on BBC One Show and Radio 5 and was invited by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of Health to share his experience in implementation of 7 day services.

He is the Chairman of various committees in the Trust, Member of various Cardiology committees in the North West of England and member of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac Network.

He was the Vice Chairman of the British International Doctors Association, UK and was the Editor of the Journal of BIDA for 6 years. He was the President of BJMA (UK), which has over 1000 members working in the NHS in the UK. He was awarded Community Hero by Prime Minister for developing cardiac services in Greater Manchester.