Heart Improvement: 18 Weeks – Focus on Cardiac Diagnostics

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This NHS Improvement project followed on from the work with the Department of Health to develop “Transforming Cardiac Diagnostics”. The focus on Cardiac Diagnostics was a national priority project of the Heart Improvement Programme focusing on reducing the waiting times for all non-invasive diagnostics and achieving the maximum wait of two weeks.


This document includes a description of the national project, supporting information gained throughout the period of the project and key learning from the project. Project summaries include issues to address, actions taken and key results/outcomes from the 20 hospital/departmental sites participating in this work.