National roll-out of Primary PCI for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction - Focus on patient and public involvement and consultation
Involving patients and carers in the development of primary PCI is central to improving the patients and carers experience of health care and to the ethos of the modern NHS.
Guidance when undertaking major changes to NHS services
Section 242 of NHS Act 2006
Primary PCI... one year on and counting
A new dedicated newsletter that provides updates on national progress, local good news stories, frequently asked questions and a ‘focus on’ section that will address particular challenges that the implementation of this service can present
ESC STEMI 2008 Guidelines
Download the European Society of Cardiology STEMI 2008 Guidelines.
Primary Angioplasty for heart attack
Download 'Primary angioplasty for heart attack: mismatch between expectations and reality', by Felicity Astin, S.Jose Closs, Jim McLenachan, Stacey Hunter and Claire Priestley, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Treatment of heart attacks - national guidance
Primary angioplasty is set to become the nation’s first line of treatment for heart attacks, saving hundreds of lives each year. The National Infarct Angioplasty Project (NIAP) report study, published by the Department, has concluded that is both feasible and cost effective to offer angioplasty as an emergency treatment for 97 percent of the population of England.
CHD National Service Framework 8th Progress Report
Download: The Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework (CHD NSF) Eighth Progress Report: building on excellence, maintaining progress
The Department of Health estimated that it was feasible for PPCI to be rolled out to at least 95% of the population over three years, but implementation would be for local determination. NHS Improvement was available to support, guide and coordinate the the implementation of PPCI across the 28 Cardiac and Stroke Networks in England. The purpose of this interim report is to document the progress that has been made after 18 months. (Published October 2010).