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Some of the specific cardiac projects we have been leading on:

Project title Output
Development   of cardiac functional imaging (FI) pathway

Consensus of an agreed pathway for access to required imaging modalities including FI.

Dissemination and adoption of the pathway in RACPCs

Scoping   work to improve cardiac rehabilitation including secondary prevention In   collaboration with Cheshire & Mersey SCN, to give Northwest CR practitioners a forum in March 2015 to network and benchmark their services as platform to plan for future need according to BHF NACR report and NICE standards.
Improve  access to angiography for high risk patients Expansion of GM pilot (currently only at CMFT) to facilitate improved access i.e. within 24 hours of ACS (NSTEMI) to specialist clinicians / facilities for   high risk patients.
Scope opportunities to utilise the pathways for transient loss of consciousness   (including seizures) chest pain, breathlessness and palpitations within HT An options appraisal regarding how the pathways could be used as part of the Healthier Together work
Improved access to cardiac surgery Optimised cardiac surgery pathway in line with the new CQUIN target
Specialised Commissioning Cardiac Review Options Appraisal for providers undertaking PCI, complex devices, EP studies