Adults living with congenital heart disease: Improving everyday life for adults with congenital heart disease – NHS Specialised Services – 18 May 2012

Posted on May 21, 2012. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg |

Adults living with congenital heart disease: Improving everyday life for adults with congenital heart disease – NHS Specialised Services – 18 May 2012

News release

“A new document, Adults living with congenital heart disease, is published today to mark the start of a period of public engagement by the NHS on the future shape of services for adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) in England. The review is led by NHS Specialised Services on behalf of specialised commissioners in England.

The review, which is in collaboration with the relevant medical, nursing and patients’ associations, has been prompted by the increasing population of adults living with congenital heart disease. Those with the condition are living longer yet specialist services have developed in an unplanned way in some areas of the country. Evidence also shows that some hospitals are carrying out just a handful of surgical procedures on ACHD patients, resulting in some clinicians not carrying out enough procedures to be sure of developing their skills and delivering the best outcomes for patients.”

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