BHRUT Urgent Cardiology telephone advice line - starts Monday 6 April

From 6 April, BHRUT will run an urgent cardiology telephone advice line which will operate 10am to 12.30pm and 1pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday. The number is 020 8970 8144

GPs can call the advice line to help them to manage acute or deteriorating chronic cardiac conditions in the community during this emergency period.

The service will provide an immediate or same day telephone response from a senior cardiology specialty doctor (supervised by a cardiology consultant). This is intended to support GP decision making and potentially avoid hospital admission or unnecessary referrals to cardiology clinic (i.e. hospital admission avoidance). If routine advice is required, then this should continue to be submitted via the Advice and Guidance platform

The advice line will run as a trial until 27 April, when CCGs and Trust colleagues will review the service.