Dr Billal speaks to NFHW about continuing access to emergency cardiology services, and what patients can expect on their visit to hospital during the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr Billal is a consultant cardiologist with specialist interest in percutaneous coronary intervention. He qualified at Liverpool University 1998 and most of his basic and higher medical training was in the north west. His specialist training in coronary intervention was at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He has a PhD in coronary microvascular function, and has worked as a consultant in the Morecambe bay area and was appointed as a full time consultant in Lancashire Cardiac Centre. He has an interest in intra coronary imaging and intra-coronary physiology and complex PCI.