Telephone advice from the cardiologist of the week (CoW):
This service is ONLY for emergency enquiries that may avoid acute admission
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Contact Telephone 01872 25 0000 via RCH switch
Cardiology Advice & Guidance service (via eRS)
Patients with cardiology conditions or potential cardiology conditions being managed by the GP.
For queries on community/direct access investigations eg. ECG, holter monitors, echo reports
Routine advice for patients already under the care of a named cardiologist (advice correspondence in writing to named consultant).
Advice already published on RMS website.
Formal referrals for investigations or outpatient appointments (use normal RMS referral system)
Emergency queries (use telephone contact for emergencies only)
How To Refer
Check query is not answered by advice already available on the RMS website.
Check patients are not already under a named consultant or have been seen by a consultant in the last 6 months (if so contact named consultant rather than using the A&G service)
Cardiologist on duty will respond within 2 working days (Mon – Fri).
If the response is a recommendation to refer to cardiology this will be the responsibility of the GP submitting a referral through RMS as normal.
In future correspondence, when referring to the advice given, it must be made clear that the advice quoted was from the A&G service.
Correspondence for advice received by Consultants through other routes will be returned to the GP with the request to use the A&G service.
Please include your GP code, Practice Code and a Category selected from the list below:
- Chest Pain
- Heart Failure
- Atrial fibrillation
- 24 hr tape interpretation
- Echo interpretation
- ECG interpretation
Example format from GP Requesting advice
GP code Practice code
Subject Category [from above]
Patient, NHS number, Last Name, First Name, DoB
Detail as necessary.
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