Examples of what has been done

GP training on diagnosis of heart failure

Overview

The University of Bradford offers an 18-month Post Graduate Diploma Course in Cardiology. The course is open to registered practitioners who are required to practice evidence based medicine, critical problem solving skills, team working and effective communication skills. Part of the course teaches students how to diagnose and manage appropriately patients with suspected or confirmed heart failure or valvular diseases, to interpret echocardiography reports and appropriately refer patients to palliative care. 1

Links, references, and key reading

http://www.educationprogrammes.bradford.nhs.uk/Pages/CardiologyOld.aspx

  1. University of Bradford. Postgraduate Diploma In Cardiology Secondary Postgraduate Diploma In Cardiology 2015. http://www.educationprogrammes.bradford.nhs.uk/Pages/CardiologyOld.aspx