Access to Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic following Cardiology A&G
You will be aware of the functionality within eRS that enables the consultant responding to A&G requests to convert the request into a referral. We encourage the Trust to use this feature wherever possible however if following A&G to cardiology it is felt referral to the Fast Access Chest Pain Clinic is required, there is additional information the department requires to enable them to safely triage and assess the patient - potentially virtually - which will would not be available to them from the initial A&G request.
You will therefore receive a message back from Cardiology asking you to refer to the service using the proforma available on Ardens, as the most effective option for providing all of this relevant information. Please be assured that if referral into other cardiology clinics is indicated, the service will continue to convert these for you.