Alison Pottle is a nurse consultant in cardiology at Harefield Hospital.

She trained at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and completed further training in coronary care (ENB 124) at West Middlesex University Hospital. 

She has served in a number of roles at Harefield Hospital since 1985, including being a senior staff nurse, a sister and a resuscitation officer. She has worked in various areas of the hospital, both in the wards and in the medical high dependency unit. 

In 2000, Alison was appointed as a nurse consultant in cardiology - one of the first of its kind in the country.

Alison achieved first prize in the Cardiac Nursing Awards in 2008 for excellence in primary or secondary prevention. 

Clinical expertise

Alison Pottle manages a team of 16 clinical nurse specialists, administrators and allied health professional staff.  

In her time as a nurse consultant in cardiology, she has run a number of services:

  • rapid access chest pain clinic
  • percutaneous coronary intervention follow-up clinics 
  • low density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis service.

The role and responsibilities have expanded greatly in the 14 years she has been in post.

In 2014, Alison established a new pre-admission unit and is in the process of extending pre-admission services to all elective admissions. 

Alison is also an advanced life support instructor and has set up and run a course on this subject at Harefield.


She has been published in a number of cardiac and nursing journals on a wide range of subjects.