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Cameron Dockerill, William Woodward, Annabelle McCourt, Cristiana Monteiro, Elena Benedetto, Maria Paton, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Keith Pearce, Mark J Monaghan, Daniel X Augustine, and Paul Leeson

regulations had impacted the ability to deliver stress echocardiography in the NHS. Methods The ‘Impact of COVID-19 on UK Stress Echocardiography Services’ survey was sent to the research teams from the 31 NHS hospitals participating in the EVAREST

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Michael Roshen, Sophia John, Selda Ahmet, Rajiv Amersey, Sandy Gupta, and George Collins

, patient surveys are important because acting on feedback can improve their experience. The 2016 British Society of Echocardiography’s (BSE) Echocardiography Quality Framework recommends patient satisfaction questionnaires in all TTE departments so that we

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Nikhil Ahluwalia, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Christopher Munns, and John Chambers

. The aim of this survey was to determine the approaches to performing TOE pre-cardioversion within the UK. Methods Identification of echocardiography departments A list of all NHS hospitals was obtained from the NHS website ( www

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Anna Kydd, Afzal Sohaib, Rizwan Sarwar, David Holdsworth, and Bushra Rana

Introduction Last year, the GMC and British Junior Cardiologists' Association (BJCA) national surveys ( 1 , 2 , 3 ) highlighted major failings in training in echocardiography. Concerned by this, the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) approached

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Victoria Pettemerides, Thomas Turner, Conor Steele, and Anita Macnab

% national increase in CTCA delivery and the BSCI acknowledged that alternative methods of assessment such as stress echocardiography would need to be utilised for some years to come. A recent survey of UK consultant cardiologists found that only a quarter

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David Messika-Zeitoun, Ian G Burwash, and Thierry Mesana

epidemiological data and surveys clearly show that these conditions are not being met and a significant proportion of patients with VHD are receiving unsatisfactory management and a resultant adverse prognosis with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. In

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Navroz Masani

departments can be proud of their record of training physiologists and cardiologists to achieve BSE Accreditation, feedback from trainees (e.g. the General Medical Council Cardiology Trainee survey) reveals an inconsistent, informal approach that could be

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Thomas E Ingram, Steph Baker, Jane Allen, Sarah Ritzmann, Nina Bual, Laura Duffy, Chris Ellis, Karina Bunting, Noel Black, Marcus Peck, Sandeep S Hothi, Vishal Sharma, Keith Pearce, Richard P Steeds, Navroz Masani, and the British Society of Echocardiography Clinical Standards and Departmental Accreditation Committees

service user survey and an action plan within a 3-year cycle Green: Two-yearly rolling programme 4B Patients and carers Amber: One customer satisfaction survey and an action plan within a 3-year cycle Green: Two-yearly rolling programme

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Jenna Smith, Sarah Waters, Brian Campbell, and John Chambers

role of clinical scientist, and also that a scientist is not clinically trained. Interestingly, in our survey we found that 90% of patients interviewed were not aware of the clinical scientist profession, and thought that the clinical scientist was a

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John B Chambers

with severe aortic stenosis. Data from ( 25 , 26 ). In the EuroHeart survey ( 27 ), only 6% of patients with aortic stenosis in whom it was indicated actually received a test. This may be because of logistic difficulties. In our valve clinic