Dr Matthew Fay

Dr Matthew Fay is a General Practitioner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 1999. This has developed into the Affinity Care, a 29-partner super practice based in Bradford providing care for over 64,000 population. Matthew is the Clinical Chair but still does regular GP sessions at The Willows in Queensbury.

In 2001 Matthew established a GPwSI cardiology service in Bradford which has expanded to provide direct access investigations and e-consultations. The service has produced pathways and clinical education materials for many years, pulling on its multidisciplinary team to educate both local and wider health environment.

He was a member of the NICE AF Guideline Development Group. He is currently a clinical advisor to the AF Association, STARS (the Syncope Trust), Arrhythmia Alliance, Anticoagulation UK, on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Stroke Association, the faculty for Heart Valve Voice.

He is a Trustee of the AF Association and Thrombosis UK.

He has been involved in service redesign of cardiovascular services with a focus on AF, dysrhythmia and moving services out of hospital for many years. He was the clinical lead of the redesign of the Bradford VTE services to make it completely community and DOAC based.

He has previously worked as a clinical leader Bradford’s PCTs and CCGs. He also worked with NHS Improvement Heart and Stroke where he was the national clinical lead for stroke prevention.

He has worked with NICE in many roles including assisting in the 2014 AF Guideline as well as being a member of the Quality Standards Advisory Committee.

He is first and foremost a family man, always endeavoring to get the time balance between being with Yasmin and their 4 kids and professional pursuits, a task only equaled by Sisyphus.