Wiltshire CCG 24h ECG pilot project

Wiltshire CCG 24h ECG pilot project

Last month saw the launch of the Wiltshire CCG 24h ECG pilot project. Cardionetics is delighted to have been selected to supply the 24/48h ECG Monitors being used in the pilot.

Within the new locally agreed Palpitations and Syncope clinical care pathway pilot surgeries will be provided with a C.Net5000 24/48h ECG monitor to allow rapid assessment of patients presenting at surgeries with symptoms that might be as a result of heart arrhythmias.

Dr William Hubbard from the Royal United Hospital in Bath observed at the launch meeting for GPs that 50% of patients he put a 24h ECG monitor on at outpatients had no rhythm abnormalities and it made sense for GPs to screen out the referral of these patients.

During January the remaining pilot surgeries will be visited by Cardionetics to deliver the monitors and provide hands-on training for surgery staff.

Keith Whale of Cardionetics says: “Projects sometimes fail because the staff who actually implement changes in the pathway have not received sufficient initial training and support and never really understand what is required and why. In any project where Cardionetics supply their C.Net5000 24/48hr ECG Monitors we will ensure that such training and ongoing support is provided.”