The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Kernow have today published an External Service Review into Cardiology Services.
Dr Andy Virr, divisional director for medicine and the emergency department and Dr Andy May, NHS Kernow governing body and clinical lead for elective care, said: “RCHT and NHS Kernow jointly commissioned the External Service Review following concerns identified through routine governance procedures – specifically the identification of cardiology patients overdue for outpatient follow-up appointments or waiting for a planned cardiac investigation.
“The External Review Team has made it clear that the Cardiology Service at RCHT is safe. However, it has made a number of recommendations to improve the quality, governance and functionality of the service which is being implemented in full.
“No-one should doubt our combined commitment to quality, probity and clinical partnership to provide the very best care. It is clear from the External Service Review that better multi-disciplinary working is required and our organisations will collaborate to deliver the report’s recommendations so that we continue to improve the service for patients.”