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

National Health Service website, describe TTE as a ‘painless’ investigation but 26% of patients in our study found their scan at least slightly painful ( , accessed 17/11/18, https

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Brian Campbell, Shaun Robinson, and Bushra Rana

is to protect the public, is the optimal way to ensure professionals attain and maintain high standards and should be mandatory for all staff who practice and report echocardiography autonomously within the National Health Service in the UK

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Martin R Cowie

-blockers and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists. Thankfully, heart failure specialist nurses reach an additional 20% of all patients, so that currently in England and Wales, around 80% of patients admitted to a National Health Service (NHS) hospital with

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Toby C Thomas and Claire L Colebourn

/06/2014. 3 Institute of Medicine. Improving Information Services for Health Services Researchers: A Report to the National Library of Medicine . Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1991. 4 Francis R. Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, and Paul Woodmansey

UK guidance from the National Research and Ethics Service, this study was registered with our National Health Service (NHS) Trust as a service evaluation for which local institutional approval was sought and obtained. Additionally, it was confirmed

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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

Introduction The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is placing unprecedented strain on healthcare services across the world ( 1 ), with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) experiencing greatest challenge in 70 years of its existence ( 2 ). The

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Sarah Ritzmann, Stephanie Baker, Marcus Peck, Tom E Ingram, Jane Allen, Laura Duffy, Richard P Steeds, Andrew Houghton, Andrew Elkington, Nina Bual, Robert Huggett, Keith Pearce, Stavros Apostolakis, Khalatabari Afshin, and the British Society of Echocardiography Departmental Accreditation and Clinical Standards Committees with input from the Intensive Care Society

provide safe and effective patient care. Accredited departments benefit from national recognition of the quality of their echocardiography service. Although accredited departments will need to demonstrate a high-quality service through adherence to these

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

echocardiography directly to their patients. Instead they produce a report to inform the requesting clinician who then talks to the patient. In contrast, radiologists and radiographers may already communicate results directly to their patient following national

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P A Patel, K A Ravi, D P Ripley, J Kane, E Wass, A Carr, D Wilson, N Watchorn, R K Hobman, D Gill, W P Brooksby, N Kilcullen, and N Artis

National Service Framework (3) . Patients are reviewed within 2 weeks of initial referral. Once referred, the hospital clinician is required to identify those presenting with symptoms suggestive of stable angina. The National Institute for Health and Care

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Jamal N Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Tamseel Fatima, Leah Michael, Andreea Mihai, Zeeshan Mustafa, Kully Sandhu, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, and Grant Heatlie

Echocardiography 2014 Stress echocardiography in clinical practice: a United Kingdom National Health Service Survey on behalf of the British Society of Echocardiography . European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging 15 158 – 163 . ( doi:10.1093/ehjci