This service is currently available to all practices in Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford CCG.
The service will see most non-urgent Cardiology patients.
The service is for patients aged 18 and over – under 18’s must be referred to appropriate Hospital Service.
The service does not see:
- Urgent Cardiology Patients.
- Patients with undiagnosed chest pain – these should be referred urgently to the Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic.
- Patients with NT-proBNP levels of more than 2000 pg/mL – these should be referred urgently to the Rapid Access Heart failure Clinic.
All referrals MUST include an ECG and relevant Blood Tests.
To Refer a Patient
Complete a referral form here and enclose recent:
- Relevant Blood Tests:
- Full Blood Count
- GP Screen
- NT-proBNP (only if suspected Heart Failure)
The Community Cardiology Service
Herstmonceux Health Centre
East Sussex BN27
Tel 0333 332 6946
The clinicians working for The Community Cardiology Service will inform you of any necessary prescribing.
If a referral appears inappropriate, we will return it with suitable explanation. If the patient requires acute care, the referral will be sent to Eastbourne DGH to ensure no delay for the patient with feedback sent to the GP.
NB – We cannot accept referrals which are not on the referral form and do not have a recent ECG and relevant blood tests. This will delay patient triage and potentially affect waiting times for appointments.
Please let us know on the referral form of any special accessibility requirements, e.g. language spoken and if they will be able to bring own interpreter, signing requirements etc.