Rapid Access Chest Pain Services
Service Overview - UHB
This clinic is for patients with cardiac sounding chest pain only (excluding suspected acute myocardial infarction). We do not have capacity to see all patients with undifferentiated chest pain. Please see referral form (word doc) for details of other relevant quick-access clinics.
Referral Guidance - UHB
Refer using the Open Access referral form (word doc).
Please ensure all fields are completed fully and that a recent ECG is included. The form should be given to the patient to bring with them to the clinic plus a list of their current medications.
Please ensure referral form is completed as fully as possible to include:
Date of birth
Current phone number
GP contact telephone number
Service Overview - NBT
Conditions treated are new onset of cardiac sounding chest pain within 8 weeks. Exclusion criteria are acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina. Procedures performed are exercise testing, echocardiography and electrocardiogram. Suggested investigations prior to referral are routine bloods, urinalysis and electrocardiogram.
Referrals should be sent via or ICE or E-Referral, although they can also be faxed.
Referral Guidance - NBT
Refer using the Rapid Access Chest Pain Service Proforma.
This clinic is suitable for patients with new onset of cardiac sounding chest pain within 8 weeks excluding Acute MI or unstable angina. Suggested investigations prior to referral are routine bloods, urinalysis and electrocardiogram. Whilst details of relevant investigations are extremely useful, please do not delay the referral in order to perform tests that have not already been done.
Wherever possible all referrals to The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic at North Bristol Trust go via e-Referral. Therefore if referral is indicated to one of the chest pain clinics at North Bristol Trust the GP should reinforce the importance to the patient in the consultation of ringing to book their appointment as soon as possible once the patient receives their e-Referral paperwork.
If a referral is urgent and using e-Referral to process the referral would be detrimental to the patient's care then the clinic does accept urgent referrals via fax on: 0117 414 9400. The referral will be delivered to the Outpatients department in this case.
Service Overview - WGH
This service is for patients with new onset cardiac sounding chest pain within 2 week rapid access chest pain clinic criteria.
Exclusions include: acute MI, unstable angina (refer to ED) or deteriorating angina (refer to cardiology)
Referral Guidance - WGH
Referrals should be made via eReferral using the Rapid Access Chest Pain Service Proforma.