CARDIOLOGY

Cardiology

Mid Hampshire Healthcare (GP Federation)  piloted a Tier 2 Community Cardiology Service for West Hampshire CCG in October 2016; initially a 15 month programme. Due to the success of this pilot, is has now been extended to June 2019 at the very least. The aim is to provide a more convenient local service, reduce current waiting times, improve service quality whilst reducing NHS service spend. MHH is working alongside Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (HHFT) to achieve this aim. 

The tier 2 Community Cardiology service is led by Dr Peter Savill (GPsi Cardiologist)

The service admin hub contact details are 01420 560 817 (open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

 

The Service Criteria

Inclusions:

  • Patients 18+ only
  • Patients registered at a Mid Hampshire practice (click here for a full list) or at Fryen and Park/St Francis Surgeries in the Chandlers Ford area
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)
  • Ambulatory ECG monitors and event recorders
  • Ambulatory blood pressure recording (24 hour)
  • Suspected heart failure with a BNP < 2000
  • 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 a BNP of >2000
  • 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
  • Patients registered to a practice outside the practices listed above

 

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

Park Surgery, Chandlers Form Saturdays (alternating) 09:00 - 13:00

 

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

Watercress Medical - Medstead

Wednesday (alternating) 10:00 - 11:30
Wickham Surgery - Fareham Wednesday (alternating) 10:00 - 11:30

 

Service leaflet - CLICK HERE

This service is managed by Philip Heiden. Should you have any questions please email philip.heiden@nhs.net

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