Ensuring excellent care for patients with congenital heart disease
From NHS England.
NHS England has launched a public consultation on how it will put in place new standards for hospitals providing congenital heart disease services in England.
The consultation follows the publication in 2015 of a new set of quality standards for all hospitals providing congenital heart disease. The standards were developed over a period of two years in conjunction with hundreds of patients and their families, clinical experts from more than 15 hospitals, Royal Colleges and more than 30 charities in response to a number of reviews following the public inquiry at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2001. Now NHS England is seeking views and input on how the standards can be put into practice.
Consultation timeline: 16 weeks from Thursday 9 February to Monday 5 June 2017.
The aim of this public consultation is to provide information about proposals, and the potential impact they may have, if implemented, on the delivery of services, and to seek your views about our plans.