Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC): UCLH

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Specialist cardiology assessment for patients with new onset of exertional chest pain thought likely to be angina, and for patients who have known ischaemic heart disease and worsening symptoms and are not currently under follow-up with a cardiologist.

Please send the completed referral form and include a detailed clinical narrative enclosing the GP clinical information summary and full lipid profile (if possible).

Patients are usually offered an appointment within two weeks of a referral.

Clinics are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on the UCLH site.

Patients with suspected MI or acute coronary syndrome should go directly to A&E and should not be referred to the RACP. Therefore, patients with chest pain at rest and rapidly escalating symptoms should be sent to hospital for assessment.

 Please see the chest pain pathway.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • patients with new onset of exertional chest pain thought likely to be due to underlying coronary artery disease 
  • patients with new onset chest pain suspected to be due to underlying coronary artery disease and who have cardiovascular risk factors
  • patients who have known ischaemic heart disease and worsening symptoms and are not currently under follow-up with a cardiologist

Exclusions

  • patients who need urgent assessment for suspected MI or ACS should be sent to A&E 

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Complete the RACPC referral form April 2021 and send via e-Referrals using below details.

  • UCLH service name: Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic - Cardiology
  • Choose and book speciality: Cardiology
  • Clinic type: Rapid Access chest

Where to find the form

Camden EMIS Forms page

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

Alternatively, download and complete RACPC referral form April 2021 form and send via e-Referrals using the details given above


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