Dr Piers Clifford BA (Oxon) 1st Class FRCP MD MBBS

Consultant Cardiologist

Medico Legal Profile

Dr. Clifford has extensive experience in providing medico legal reports and examinations in matters relating to the cardiovascular system. He aims to achieve a rapid turnaround, usually providing the report within a week of the request, and to provide a definitive opinion to assist with obtaining a quick and satisfactory resolution to each case.

An expert in coronary intervention, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and hypertension.

Dr Clifford has produced medicolegal reports for medical negligence claims for the last 5 years, acting predominantly for the Claimant, and has adjudicated on cases deciding whether doctors are fit to practice. He performs medical assessments for fitness to fly and to race high performance vehicles. As Clinical Lead for cardiology He is instrumental in developing protocols for safe patient care and has a particular interest in measuring quality of health care delivery. Dr Clifford has undertaken expert witness training with Bond Solon and has received the Cardiff University CUBS certificate.

Dr Cliffords research interest is in the molecular genetics of cardiovascular disease and he is Principal Investigator in 15 clinical trials including studies on coronary stenting, using novel technologies to reduce infarct size in heart attack, the modern treatment of atrial fibrillation and in cardiac rehabilitation. Dr Clifford has won National awards (PEN award for continuity of care, finalist for HSJ Value in Healthcare and an award for commercial research from Dame Sally Davies). I am on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society.


Date Medico Legal work started: 2005 % for a) Claimant 70 b) Defendant 20 c) Joint 10 Reports produced per year: 75

Court Attendances per year: 0 Court Attendances in the last three years: 0

MEDICO LEGAL PRACTICE: Waiting time for next Medico Legal appointment: 2 weeks

Waiting time from appointment to report: 1 week

Prison visits undertaken: 0

Home visits undertaken: 0

Weekend visits undertaken: 0

Appointment locations: The Chiltern Hospital, The Shelburne Hospital, HCA Chiswick and The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth


Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College
The Shelburne Hospital
Queen Alexandra Rd
High Wycombe
HP11 2JX