Examples of what has been done

Community cardiology services

Overview

Imperial College offers community-based, specialised cardiology services and diagnostic tests for patients with suspected heart problems.

What they did

The services offers community-based cardiology tests for patients whose GPs suspect signs of general heart problems, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, heart failure or shortness of breath.

The service is offered for GP referrals in two different community venues in London, where specialist consultants and nurses provide a range of cardiac diagnostic tests, such as ECGs, echocardiograms and blood pressure.