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25 January 2021

A Local Governance Framework for Interventional Cardiology Centres

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BCIS are pleased to announce a new document on the website outlining ‘a local governance framework for interventional cardiology centres’

This voluntary guidance describes a comprehensive governance structure including structured mortality review, mortality tracking using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data and peer review for interventional cardiologists. We would anticipate that most centres would score well on this system. The detailed and objective data from this process can be very useful when describing interventional work to your wider hospital, for individual appraisal purposes and when dealing with outside bodies such as the CQC.

The document is available for any centre to use if they wish. In addition to being able to show that you run a good service it explicitly supports clinicians dealing with the increasing burden of high-risk acute work.

Gerald Clesham

Clinical Standards Group lead

BCIS are pleased to announce a new document on the website outlining ‘a local governance framework for interventional cardiology centres’

This voluntary guidance describes a comprehensive governance structure including structured mortality review, mortality tracking using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data and peer review for interventional cardiologists. We would anticipate that most centres would score well on this system. The detailed and objective data from this process can be very useful when describing interventional work to your wider hospital, for individual appraisal purposes and when dealing with outside bodies such as the CQC.

The document is available for any centre to use if they wish. In addition to being able to show that you run a good service it explicitly supports clinicians dealing with the increasing burden of high-risk acute work.

Gerald Clesham

Clinical Standards Group lead

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