P-PCI for STEMI Position statement for Facilities and Emergency Medical Staffing July 2016
NHS England announced the creation of 23 Urgent and Emergency Care Networks in the Spring of 2016. As part of the NHS Planning Guidance, Commissioners and Providers are required to compose ‘Sustainability and Transformation plans’ to describe how patients will access emergency specialist services. Emergency care for STEMI heart attack and quality standards for 7 day services concerning Consultant input and access to diagnostics are prioritised. Simultaneously the British Cardiovascular Society is preparing a report on Out of Hours Cardiovascular Care for Hospital In-patients. This document is a statement prepared by Officers of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) to inform these discussions. It has been approved by BCIS Council on July 7th 2016.