Covid-19: Important Information for Clinicians
The Community Cardiology Service continues to manage referred patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to do this safely and in-line with measures to mitigate the spread of the virus, we have adapted our operating model.
- Consultations are carried out remotely either by telephone or video
- Heart monitors are fitted at the patient’s home
- ECHO clinics have resumed at Eastbourne and Herstmonceux
Outpatient referrals to Cardiology
Please try wherever possible to refer patients with cardiac symptoms to the Community Cardiology Service, as this will help relieve some of the burden from hospital cardiology units. But do be mindful that community cardiology is also under pressure so please ensure your referral is warranted.
Referrals should be made in the normal way – that is, by email to: EHSCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT REFERRALS BY POST OR FAX.
We will provide you and your patients with up-dates and care plans as usual.
Clinicians & Commissioners
The Community Cardiology Service provides outpatient clinics and diagnostics for non-urgent Cardiology patients aged 18 and over.
The service is delivered by GPs with a Special Interest in Cardiology (GPwSI) along with a multidisciplinary team of nurses, cardiac physiologists and patient care advisors. Clinical support and mentoring is provided by Cardiology Consultants from the local hospital trust, which also ensures a seamless care pathway into secondary care when needed.