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Cardiac Service

Service operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Please refer as normal.

”Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a condition that affects your heart. It is estimated that about two million people in the UK are living with coronary heart disease”.

Cardiac Service 2020
BCHC Cardiac Service - Providing care and support for patients with cardiac disease in the community.

Who delivers it?

The BCHC Cardiac Service consists of two nurse-led clinical teams; Cardiac Specialist - Heart failure Team and the Cardiac Specialist Rehabilitation Team. The service is supported by an Administration Team.

The Role of the Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse
The Role of the Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse 
The Role of the Community Cardiac Exercise Instructor
Useful Links
Service Leaflet - CR
Service Leaflet - HF


Who is it for?

Heart Failure

18+, registered with a GP in East, North, Central, West with a confirmed diagnosis of either:

HFpEF, HFmEF, and HFrEF.

Housebound patients with clinical signs of heart failure, who are unable to attend for echocardiogram and cardiology assessment, confirm a raised N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, please contact the team directly for consideration of supportive advice, limited management plan and symptom control.

Cardiac Specialist Rehabilitation

18+, registered with a GP in East, North, Central, West (Phase 2,3,4)

18+ former Solihull GP (Phase 3 only)

Confirmed diagnosis of either: MINOCA, TP-NOCA, N-STEMI, STEMI, ACS, CABG, PCI, Valve Replacement, and Heart Transplant etc.

Please note we are working with BSOL CCG to deliver a city wide service and expand our inclusion criteria.

Where is it delivered?

Patients are offered an appointment in a venue closest to their home; there are 10 clinics and 4 gym facilities across the localities. Home visits will only be offered to housebound patients.

The service offers home visits for house-bound patients; a complex assessment including psycho-social, physical and pharmacological assessment; medication initiation and titration; clinical observations and physical examination, and diagnostics where required.

What does the service do?

The service provides a risk assessed personalised management plan, which can include lifestyle modification, education, cardiac rehabilitation programme, palliative care support and end of life care, as well as referrals to other health and social care support if required.

The service has close links with primary and secondary care. Patients are regularly discussed at multi-disciplinary team meetings clinical advice sought and clinical supervision freely given as required.

Palliative care support and end of life care are an essential part of the service offering with senior staff working in partnership with the patient, their carers, IMT’s and hospice staff and the BCHC Palliative Care Lead.

Once treatment has been optimised and symptoms stabilised patients are discharged back to GP care.       

Who can refer?

The service accepts referrals from all healthcare professionals can refer to the service.

Patients can self refer back into the service.

An up to date cardiology assessment and echocardiogram may be requested.

Referrals to both teams must be sent via:

Email: community.cardiacservice@nhs.net

Fax number to email: 0121 210 3323

For further information: 0121 466 2170

Clinical Lead: Beverley Lenton

Office Base: Boldmere Clinic, 194 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 5UE

Postal Address: C/o The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Transport Department, 5 Sidings Close, Bentley Bridge, Wolverhampton WV11 3DR

Contact

Cardiac Service (Internal Post)
Boldmere Clinic
194 Boldmere Road
Boldmere
West Midlands
B73 5UE

External Post
Cardiac Service
Boldmere Clinic
C/o The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Transport Division
5 Sidings Close
Bentley Bridge
Wolverhampton
WV11 3DR

The Phone Number: 
0121 466 2170

The FAX Number:
0121 210 3323

The Secure NHS Account is:
Community.cardiacservice@nhs.net

BCHC New Cardiac Service Referral Form - Heart Failure 
BCHC New Cardiac Service Referral Form - Cardiac Rehab