The Heartbeat Trust are delighted to have our Heart Failure Virtual Consultation service featured in the Irish Times on 12th March 2019.

This service enables specialist and GPs to discuss cases thus reducing the need for out patient department referral.image-34

The Heart Failure Virtual Clinics (HFVC) are used to disseminate expert Heart Failure advice and education to GPs. Using a web conference platform GPs can log in remotely, following presentation of a short CME topic GPs can discuss their cases with Prof Ken McDonald, Consultant Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heartbeat Trust and his specialist heart failure team.

Our aim is to reduces the need for Out Patient Department referrals (which frees up hospital OPD slots for those in need of standard clinics resulting in shorter waiting times and speedier reviews), increase confidence of GPs in managing heart failure in the community and improve GP-specialist team interaction.

These virtual consultations are held bi-weekly from the Heartbeat Trust Offices/St Michaels Hospital.To get your practise involved please contact us using the contact form.

Read the full Irish Times article here: