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The RACPC provides rapid and efficient review for patients presenting with new onset or progressive chest pain with anginal features of less than 12 week duration.
Key referral criteria summary:
An answer of YES to any of the above questions would deem RACPC referral inappropriate. Please redirect on e-referral to Cardiology.
Patients with Heart Failure, new murmurs, valvular heart disease, or a complex medical history with multiple pathologies, should be referred to Cardiology via e-Referral.
Please note pre-referral criteria may be applied to referrals for patients with this condition.
Patients with prolonged or severe chest pain at rest should be referred for
Patients with longstanding atypical chest pain should be referred to the general cardiology clinic.
Women under 40 or men under 30 years old have a very low prevalence of significant CAD and should be referred to the general cardiology clinic unless they have a good anginal history and/or very adverse risk factor profile.
The following are mandatory to include (referrals will be returned if not included):
Refer for Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
If the referral is not on the correct
form then it maybe returned to the referrer.
Complete proforma below and attach to e-Referrals (Please could you ensure that all pages are returned including the PHNT page 3).
e-Referral Service Selection
This guideline has been signed off by the Western Locality on behalf of NEW Devon CCG
Publication date: December 2017