Welcome to the Cardiology CASES webpage. We hope you will find the links and videos educationally useful and relevant.
The Pie chart shown below represents the breakdown of cardiology referrals received into CASES from the Pilot launch until 31 January 2017. Around 13% of cardiology referrals were sent back to practices with advice on management that can be carried out in primary care. A further 6% were sent back to practices asking for more information to be included in the referral letter before sending to secondary care.
Dr Andy McCoye, Dr Charles Heatley and Dr Annie Majoka peer review referrals to cardiology. They have established close mentorship links with Prof Chris Newman and Dr John West, Consultants in cardiology ,at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation trust.
Educational materials and advice
Please contact PCS if you feel you would benefit from receiving CASES information based on individual GP or Practice referrals for reflective learning (please note this can support CPD training and appraisal). You may wish to use the below template:
Watch Dr Andy McCoye discussing the management of the common cardiology complaint of palpitations. The video covers case examples and advice on who can be treated in primary care and who needs to be referred on as well as giving advice on how to produce a good referral:
Further advice is available on the following website: http://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/uk/
Top Ten hints: Cardiology
Meet the review team
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