Review of Congenital Heart Disease Services News

News about the review of congenital heart disease services.
23 Jan 2014

23/01/14 - CHF Seeks Action to Support Children’s Heart Services Across the Country Following Bristol Inquest

The UK’s leading children’s heart charity says that swift action is needed to support children’s heart services throughout the country. The Children’s Heart Federation’s concerns follow an inquest which ruled there were “missed opportunities” in care of four year old Sean Turner who died after heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital. The charity is warning […]

20 Sep 2013

20/09/13 - CHF SAYS CHARITIES MUST WORK TOGETHER IN NEW NHS REVIEW TO GET THE BEST CARE FOR ALL HEART CHILDREN

The Children’s Heart Federation is calling on all heart charities to work together in NHS England’s new review of congenital heart disease services. The UK’s leading children’s heart charity, which represents a growing network of heart   organisations across the UK, is calling on all national and local charities to unite behind the aim of pushing […]

12 Jun 2013

12/06/13 - NEWS RELEASE – “12 YEAR DELAY IN REFORMING HEART SURGERY IS COSTING CHILDREN’S LIVES” SAYS CHARITY

  “12 YEAR DELAY IN REFORMING HEART SURGERY IS COSTING CHILDREN’S LIVES” SAYS CHARITY The UK’s leading children’s heart charity says children’s lives are being put at risk because of monumental delays in reforming England’s heart surgery services. The Children’s Heart Federation is urging NHS England to “be brave” and implement the new standards of care resulting […]

05 Jun 2013

05/06/13 - NHS Confederation – Patients, clinicians and managers join voices to call for NHS change

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29 Apr 2013

29/04/13 - Future Commissioning of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology for the population of Northern Ireland 19th April 2013

Download the document here Dear Stakeholder,   Re:  Future Commissioning of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology for the population of Northern Ireland   At the start of the consultation process the Health and Social Care Board gave an undertaking to keep stakeholders informed of key stages in the process. The Health and Social Care […]

18 Apr 2013

18/04/13 - NHS England: An appeal against court ruling on the configuration of children’s heart surgery

On 1 April 2013, NHS England inherited responsibility for the Safe and Sustainable Review from the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts. The review, launched in 2008, was set up to transform children’s heart services to provide better care to patients and improve outcomes. There is broad consensus – among both clinicians and patient groups […]

09 Apr 2013

09/04/13 - Comment on LGI surgery phased re-start 09/04/2013

The Children’s Heart Federation welcomes the reassurance that immediate safety issues in respect of paediatric cardiac surgery have been resolved. We understand that surgery will be phased in gradually over the next month starting with the lower-risk cases. We feel that it would help many parents to have an explanation as to what this means, […]

08 Apr 2013

09/04/13 - NHS England: Phased resumption of children’s heart surgery at Leeds Hospital agreed

Reassurance given on immediate safety issues but hospital asked to improve monitoring of care Children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary can begin a phased restart on Wednesday, NHS England said today (Monday). It follows completion of the first-stage of a review by a multi-disciplinary independent clinical team, which has been working to establish the […]

08 Apr 2013

09/04/13 - Statement from LGI: Leeds children’s heart surgery to resume on Wednesday 10 April

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to announce that we will be restarting children’s congenital cardiac surgery at Leeds General Infirmary from Wednesday 10th of April. Chief Executive Maggie Boyle said: “We stated on Friday that we wished to restart surgery once our partners were as confident in our staff and services as we […]

06 Apr 2013

06/04/13 - Statement from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Surgical issue from 2005

  6 April 2013 Re: Surgical issue from 2005 A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said today: “The Trust monitors surgical outcomes in children’s heart surgery on an ongoing basis and in 2005 identified issues with one of our surgeons about outcomes for a specific procedure, repair of tetralogy of Fallot. “We invited […]

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