The Community Cardiology service, which has been operational since October last year, has been successfully awarded British Society of Echocardiography Departmental Accreditation.
The Care Plus Group Community Cardiology Service sees patients with heart problems in the community for diagnostics, care and advice, and one aspect of this is the state of the art ultrasound heart scanning (echocardiography).
BSE Departmental Accreditation is a recognised and much sought-after benchmark of quality. It indicates to patients, resource allocators and health professionals that an echo department meets a high standard in all aspects of service delivery, with an inspection team looking at such areas as equipment, room size, staffing levels, quality audit processes, management and organisation, as well as the quality of the scans and clinical reports
Dr Rob Bain, Consultant Cardiologist said:
“This is a fantastic outcome for a new service to achieve in such a short period of time. It is a credit to Rachel Jones who leads the service for all the hard work in achieving this recognition, and also to all those in Care Plus Group who have supported us in the work that we are doing. We are very proud to be the only locally-based echo service to have such recognition.”
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