Cardiology consultants and their team run several outpatient clinics a week in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, some are new referrals from GPs, some are existing patients having follow up appointments having had interventional procedures such as stents, cardioversions etc [see patient journey].
Cardiac Pre-admission Clinic
Patients are seen before their invasive cardiology investigations / procedures in the pre admission clinics. The clinics are fully nurse led by experienced nurse practitioners/ specialists. During an appointment patients are clinically assessed, examined, an ECG is performed and bloods taken. If there are any abnormalities found these can be acted upon prior to the patient’s procedure. During the appointment the nurse will explain the procedure and answer any questions the patients have. The cardiology pre admission team incorporates nurse practitioners/specialist, clinic secretary and health care assistant.