1. How much does it currently cost the CCG for a patient referred by a GP to have a 24 hour ECG recording (Holter)?
NHS Calderdale CCG commissions this service from Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as part of cardio investigations. The tariff charge per activity is £48.00.
2. How many 24 hour ECG recording (Holter) are performed annually?
The recorded activity undertaken by Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust during 2014/2015 was 862.
During 2015/2016, Spring Hall Surgery (a Calderdale practice), is taking part in a pilot scheme where GP’s can refer in for this activity. This pilot is ongoing and consequently activity information will not be available in a meaningful format until after April 2016.
3. With regard to 12 lead ECGs, 24 hour ECG recordings (Holter), Echocardiograms and Audiograms can your GPs:
a) Refer their patients directly to a local provider via e-Referral or must they go via a referral service e.g. Devon Referral Support Service?
No, this service is not currently available via e-Referral.
4. Refer their patients directly to a local provider via e-Referral or must the request be assessed as an appropriate referral by an intermediate service?
No, this service is not currently available via e-Referral or via an intermediate referral service.