We provide a 24-hour ECG (Electrocardiogram) monitoring service for NHS patients that is offered at a choice of eight community sites across Sheffield.
What is a 24-hour ECG test?
An ECG monitor is a small, digital device that is used to detect and record your heart rhythm continuously over a 24-hour period. It is attached to your chest using several sticky electrode pads. The device is portable and lightweight and is worn underneath your clothing.
ECG monitoring is used to diagnose many different conditions. A 24-hour test provides much more data than a routine heart examination.
Who is the service for?
ECG monitoring is used to diagnose many different conditions. Your GP may refer you to the service to gather further information to help them to understand your symptoms and diagnose you.
What happens if I am referred to the service?
If your GP refers you to have a 24-hour ECG we will contact you to arrange an appointment to have the monitor fitted. Usually this will be at the community site that is closest to where you live. At this appointment a trained Healthcare Assistant (HCA) will fit the monitoring device for you.
After the monitoring period has ended you will need to return the device so that your results can be transferred and sent to your GP. Your GP will then contact you to discuss further diagnostic tests or treatment options if appropriate.
Your feedback is important to us!
Following your appointment you will be asked to give us some feedback by completing a brief questionnaire. We are committed to delivering a quality service and welcome your feedback and any suggestions on how we can continue to improve the service and the experience of all patients.
Find out more about how to provide feedback here.
Contact for more information
For more information regarding the 24-hour ECG Service please call Primary Care Sheffield on 0114 322 3100 – please inform the colleague answering that you have a 24-hour ECG query and they will put you in touch with someone who can assist you.Information Security Policy