Dr Frances Bu'Lock

Dr Frances Bu'Lock

Academic Champion in Paediatric Cardiology

East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre
Glenfield Hospital

Email: fbl2@le.ac.uk

Personal details

Honorary Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

  • MD, FRCP

I qualified at Cambridge and Oxford, and trained in Congenital Cardiology in Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool Children’s cardiac units.

I have been a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre in Leicester since 1999. I currently lead the foetal cardiology service and also have significant general paediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease practice.

My MD work was on the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac function.

I am also the Cardiology Editor for Archives of Diseases in Childhood and am the Training Programme Director for Paediatric Cardiology East Midlands.

I have been closely involved with the recent national reviews/re-reviews of UK congenital heart services and the Standards group of the New Cardiac Review, as well as being a member of the expert Clinical advisory Panel for the current Bristol Review.

I was recently appointed Honorary Reader in Congenital and Paediatric Cardiology at the University of Leicester.

I have two sons and a dog, play the cello and love SCUBA diving in warm clear water. I am strongly committed to clarity of communication and fairness.


My current major research interest is in the genetics of congenital heart disease (British Heart Foundation and Wellcome Foundation grants).


  • training in congenital and paediatric cardiology and related specialities; especially to gain an in-depth understanding of the congenital heart malformations and circulatory adaptation
  • elective or special studies attachments
  • potential participation in research and audit areas
  • quality improvement projects

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road