Following a death in custody incident, the commissioner wanted to improve access to ECG interpretation expertise for prison GPs. High quality 12-lead ECG recordings are recorded in the prisons and transmitted securely over the N3 network to ECG On-Demand® for interpretation. The ECGs are risk-stratified to assist in patient management. The ECG reports are shared with Airedale General Hospital who provide a video consultation services to the prisoners.
Expert ECG interpretation has given prison GPs improved confidence in selecting the appropriate triage option. The service has reduced the number of physical hospital referrals and speeded access to care.
See Prison Cardiology Services