• HRC2021
  • 3 - 6 Oct 2021

Dr Matt Kearney

Matt Kearney

Position: National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention


Dr Matt Kearney is a general practitioner and National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in England. He has been working for both NHS England and Public Health England since 2013, building a national programme to improve prevention of cardiovascular disease. In particular, he has focused on high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation – building clinical leadership and new models of care to improve detection and management of these high-risk conditions.

From 2009 to 2014, Matt worked as an advisor to the Department of Health helping develop a national respiratory strategy, and from 2005 to 2013, was a member of Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Birmingham and obtained a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

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