BHRS Forums GIRFT Cardiology Report Initial thoughts on Girft Reply To: Initial thoughts on Girft

James Glancy
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Fully agree with all the above. Horse has bolted I am afraid as already seems to have been taken on as NHS policy and is not a consultation document.
The Network model needs to be piloted to see if it works, it is an evidence free zone.
The reality of a portable workforce may well be stuck in traffic queues, impossible parking, working with unfamiliar teams and equipment, making cardiology recruitment deeply unattractive.
Odd report with lots of detail about minutiae such as mandating who delivers a cardioversion service, but nothing about primary care, working with front door teams, or the crisis in cardiac surgery.
Would have been better to concentrate on one or two things that would make a real difference – sorting out cardiac physiology workforce as an absolute priority would be my number one, rather that many action points most of which will never be achieved.