About Us

Dr Andrew Houghton: Consultant Cardiologist at Grantham Hospital and medical writer, with interests in cardiac imaging (CMR & echo) and medical education. Author of the Making Sense... series of cardiology books and clinical lead for Beat-It, East Midlands


Cara Mercer: Cardiac Physiologist who also implants ILRs. She is passionate about patient care and interested in all rhythm diagnostics


Virginia Dellow: Lifespan Solutions Specialist with special interests in cognitive behavioural coaching techniques and health psychology.  Her research interests to date have focused on the biopscyhosocial model of social support.  She is the founder and patient lead of Beat-It.


Wendy Chaplin: MSc Health Psychology student interested in chronic conditions and exercise in older populations. 


Please note Beat-It East Midlands does not offer advice on individual cases but rather aims to offer support and information in the wider context. We are not in position to make specific recommendations and users should raise any individual questions with their own clinician.