Echocardiography

Our Echocardiography services

Accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), InHealth is the largest provider of community Echocardiography services in the UK

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InHealth supports the NHS to deliver services for patients closer to home and in community settings.

We deliver over 33,000 echo scans in community settings each year across the UK in GP Practices, Medical Centres and Community Hospitals. We pride ourselves on being able to provide flexible models of service delivery to meet the exact requirements of commissioning bodies looking to innovate in developing patient-centred services. We also provide services to the Acute Sector to support waiting list initiatives.

All our scans are full investigations and our Reporting Guidelines adhere to the BSE minimum data set (2012) for a standard adult transthoracic Echo.

Our service is made up of a strong team structure ensuring robust clinical governance and continuing professional development. Our teams include clinical and operational management with the clinical structure made up of our Clinical Leadership Forum with membership including our Consultant Cardiologists and Clinical Leads.

Our Operational Management is supported by a Head of Echocardiography and made up of a regional structure of Clinical Operations Managers & Regional Operations Managers. Services are provided in line with NICE, and BSE Guidelines. Our department is CQC Registered in addition to having BSE Accreditation.

In addition to cardiac ultrasound, we can manage the entire patient journey, from receipt of GP referral to providing study images and reports immediately to local Secondary Care physicians via Ultralinq, a web based PACS. Working alongside GPs with Special Interests, Cardiologists and Heart Failure teams, we can provide a fully integrated, quality patient-centred service in community settings.

InHealth has a dedicated Echo Educational team providing an internal BSE Development Programme, paving the way for the next cohort of Accredited Cardiac Physiologists, and we are proud to have received BSE Training Accreditation in 2019 – the first private organisation to receive this award for the Programme which has been a great success.

An Echo is a completely safe ultrasound scan of the heart used to assess both its structure and function. Ultrasound waves produce images of the heart on a screen. The Echo is performed and reported by specially trained Cardiac Physiologists. The Echo report allows doctors to evaluate the heart’s health.

Reasons for patients being referred for an echo are varied, and include breathlessness or other symptoms during exertion, to investigate the cause of a heart murmur, to check the size of the heart chambers, and to check for fluid around the heart.

Our Echocardiography services

Accredited by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), InHealth is the largest provider of community Echocardiography services in the UK

InHealth supports the NHS to deliver services for patients closer to home and in community settings.

We deliver over 33,000 echo scans in community settings each year across the UK in GP Practices, Medical Centres and Community Hospitals. We pride ourselves on being able to provide flexible models of service delivery to meet the exact requirements of commissioning bodies looking to innovate in developing patient-centred services. We also provide services to the Acute Sector to support waiting list initiatives.

All our scans are full investigations and our Reporting Guidelines adhere to the BSE minimum data set (2012) for a standard adult transthoracic Echo.

Our service is made up of a strong team structure ensuring robust clinical governance and continuing professional development. Our teams include clinical and operational management with the clinical structure made up of our Clinical Leadership Forum with membership including our Consultant Cardiologists and Clinical Leads.

Our Operational Management is supported by a Head of Echocardiography and made up of a regional structure of Clinical Operations Managers & Regional Operations Managers. Services are provided in line with NICE, and BSE Guidelines. Our department is CQC Registered in addition to having BSE Accreditation.

In addition to cardiac ultrasound, we can manage the entire patient journey, from receipt of GP referral to providing study images and reports immediately to local Secondary Care physicians via Ultralinq, a web based PACS. Working alongside GPs with Special Interests, Cardiologists and Heart Failure teams, we can provide a fully integrated, quality patient-centred service in community settings.

InHealth has a dedicated Echo Educational team providing an internal BSE Development Programme, paving the way for the next cohort of Accredited Cardiac Physiologists, and we are proud to have received BSE Training Accreditation in 2019 – the first private organisation to receive this award for the Programme which has been a great success.

An Echo is a completely safe ultrasound scan of the heart used to assess both its structure and function. Ultrasound waves produce images of the heart on a screen. The Echo is performed and reported by specially trained Cardiac Physiologists. The Echo report allows doctors to evaluate the heart’s health.

Reasons for patients being referred for an echo are varied, and include breathlessness or other symptoms during exertion, to investigate the cause of a heart murmur, to check the size of the heart chambers, and to check for fluid around the heart.