Proposals for Congenital Heart Disease Services
In July 2016, NHS England published a set of proposals regarding the future commissioning of congenital heart disease (CHD) services for children and adults. They describe the actions which NHS England propose to take in order to ensure a consistent standard of care for CHD patients across the country, for now and for the future.
NHS England propose to do this by implementing national service standards at every hospital that provides CHD services. The effect of their proposals, if implemented, will be that some hospitals will carry out more CHD surgery and catheter procedures, while others, which do not meet the relevant standards, will stop doing this work.
The aim of this public consultation is to provide you with information about NHS England's proposals, and the potential impact they may have, if implemented, on the delivery of services, and to seek your views about their plans.