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CARDIOLOGY

Mid Hampshire Healthcare (GP Federation) is piloting a Community Cardiology Service for West Hampshire CCG.  A 12 month pilot starting from October 2016. The aim is to provide a more convienent local service, reduce current waiting times, improve quality whilst reduce NHS service spend.

The service is lead by Dr Peter Savill (GPsi Cardiologist)

The Service Criteria

Inclusions:

  • Patients 18+ only
  • Patients registered at Mid Hampshire practices only
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
  • Ambulatory ECG monitors (24 hour, 48 hour and 7 day) and event recorders
  • Ambulatory blood pressure recording (24 hour)
  • Suspected heart failure
  • Suspected valvular lesions/Murmurs
  • Atrial Fibrillation (those requiring specialist evaluation)
  • Palpitations (those requiring specialist evaluation)
  • Hypertension (those requiring specialist evaluation)
  • Known coronary artery disease
  • Follow-ups of valve disease
  • Follow-ups of more complex cardiology cases after discussion with consultant

Exclusions:

  • Patients presenting with suspected unstable or acute cardiac presentations
  • Referrals to rapid access chest pain clinics
  • Patients with complex cardiac conditions which may include implanted rhythm management devices e.g. CRT, ICDs
  • Patients presenting with syncope
  • The service will not provide the following diagnostic procedures initially, although the range of investigations will be reviewed as the service develops in line with any changes to local guidelines:
  • Exercise Stress Testing as immediate access to full resuscitation facilities and medical attention is mandatory. 
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography

Clinic Locations/ times

GPsi Cardiologist clinics
 

Charlton Hill Surgery - Andover Friday (alternating) 09:00 - 18:00
Frairsgate Surgery (badger farm) - Winchester Friday (alternating) 09:00 - 18:00
Wickham Surgery - Fareham Thursdays (alternating) 14:00 - 18:00
Watercress Medical - Medstead Thursdays (alternating) 14:00 - 18:00

 

Practice Nurse Assistant (PNA) monitor fitting clinics
 

Charlton Hill Surgery - Andover Monday 10:00 - 11:30
Frairsgate Surgery (badger farm) - Winchester  Monday 12:30 - 14:00
Wickham Surgery - Fareham Wednesday (alternating) 10:00 - 11:30
Watercress Medical - Medstead Wednesday (alternating)

10:00 - 11:30

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