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22 Feb 2019 ARCH hosts Regional Cardiology Workshop 22 Feb 2019

A Cardiology Regional Workshop was held on 22nd February 2019 at National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthen.  The aim of the workshop was to gain an understanding of the strengths and development areas of cardiology services and begin to develop a vision for the region, identifying priority areas.  The meeting was attended by 37 delegates including Executives, Consultants, Service Managers, The Wales Cardiac Network, Radiology, Cardio-respiratory Physiologists, Nursing, Primary Care, Swansea University and Third Sector partners.

The aims for the day included:

  • To understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for cardiology services in the region;
  • To begin to develop a vision for the region and clarify priorities;
  • The understand what we need to do to achieve the vision and key enablers;
  • To develop a prioritised action plan of ‘quick wins’ for regional working;
  • To describe components of a longer term vision;
  • To develop an action plan to include 5 issues to address within the region over 1-3 years and the enablers.

Presentations were provided by Dr Jonathan Goodfellow, National Clinical Lead, Wales Cardiac Network, Dr Mark Ramsey, Unit Medical Director Morriston Hospital, Dr Adrian Raybould, Clinical Lead Consultant Cardiologist, Hywel Dda UHB and Professor Ceri Phillips, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.  The presentations covered models of services delivery, such as, networks, systems, lived examples of regional cardiology services and also worldwide examples and evidence for regional working.

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