London Cardiovascular Commissioning Project – assessment guidanceSeptember 28, 2011
The London Cardiac and Stroke Network teams have been working with local providers and commissioners to plan the implementation of the London Cardiovascular Project, in line with the Commissioning Support for London model of care1.
A panel of clinicians from across London met for four meetings between January and June 2011 to develop a set of quality standards and implementation timeframes, outlining the requirements that cardiac surgery centres need to meet to improve patient care, in line with the objectives of the London Cardiovascular Project.
The standards have been shared with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) for comment and have now been signed off by the pan London cardiac and stroke network Board (PLCSNB) and Cluster Chief Executives. The standards can be found in the London Cardiovascular Project Cardiac Surgery Service Specification2.