Following a substantial increase in demand, there is currently a large backlog of patients with Omnes, our community cardiology diagnostics provider for Echocardiograms. Please be aware that in the short term this may lead to a delay in appointments for routine referrals.
There has been a clinical review of the community pathway and the attached pathway should be followed with immediate effect:
Urgent heart failure referrals should continue to be made to the acute providers (BHRUT and Barts Health – via e-RS) and not to Omnes. Advice and Guidance is available from both BHRUT and WX if you are require any support.
The CCG, BHRUT and Omnes are working together to develop a recovery plan and we will update you on this in due course.