Cardiovascular Service Modelling

In response to the Urgent & Emergency Care Review, Putting Patients First and Specialised Commissioning national service specifications the SCN is coordinating the development of service maps and profiles for complex cardiac and stroke services across the South West, to gain robust evidence to support future discussions regarding service models.

The modelling will incorporate provision of coronary angioplasty, complex devices and electrophysiological services. It will also examine stroke services, taking account of essential co-dependencies such as vascular surgery and interventional radiology.

We will work with academic partners in the SW Peninsula CLAHRC with expertise in Healthcare-related service modelling.The evidence used will include governance numbers, transfer times, establishing vital adjacencies and co-dependencies.

A Task and Finish Group, reporting into the Cardiac and Stroke Commissioning Advisory Groups which include provider and CCG representation, will take this work forward. A final report in March 2015 will be used to guide future commissioning discussions, both locally via the CCG and Local Area Team assurance process, and through Specialist Commissioning.