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1. What was the size of the patient population covered by your CCG in 2015?

217,996 as at October 2015

2. How many patients were diagnosed with heart failure across your CCG in 2015?

This data is not currently available due to data flow issues with Patient Identifiable Data (PID).

3. Does your CCG follow NICE guidelines to support the diagnosis of suspected heart failure?

NHS Calderdale CCG follows NICE Guidelines and has an approved Heart Failure pathway which is across Primary and Secondary care.

If not, what guidance does your CCG follow? Please provide a copy.

4. Please provide the details of those tests used to support the diagnosis of heart failure. Please provide details of where these tests are performed.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information. BNP tests are performed by Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT).

5. Does your guidelines recommend the use of NTproBNP tests to support the diagnosis of suspected heart failure? If so, please provide the brand name and manufacturer of the test used.

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information. This would need to be obtained from the provider which is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

6. Does your CCG follow NICE guidelines to support the management of chronic heart failure?

NHS Calderdale CCG does follow NICE Guidelines to support the management of chronic heart failure.
If not, what guidance does your CCG follow? Please provide a copy.

7. Please provide the details of those tests used to support the management of chronic heart failure. Please provide details of where these tests are performed.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group does not hold this information. This would need to be obtained from the provider which is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

8. How many NTproBNP or BNP tests were performed across your CCG in 2015?

This would need to be obtained from the provider which is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust. However, we do hold the following information;
During April 2015 to January 2016 – 935 tests were performed.

9. Are there any restrictions for using NTproBNP or BNP tests? If yes, please explain.

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group does not hold this information. This would need to be obtained from the provider which is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

10. How many echocardiographs were performed across your CCG in 2015?

During April 2015 to January 2016 – 2,139 Echocardiographs were performed.
(Please note the only information available is Outpatient and Direct Access).

11. What was the average waiting time for an echocardiogram in your CCG in 2015?

NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group does not hold this information. This would need to be obtained from the provider which is Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

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