London Cardiovascular Project
The development of the model of care was informed every step of the way by patients and the public.
The model was informed by a patient panel consisting of patients and carers with direct experience of these services. The panel provided their views throughout the project, with two members sitting on the project's three clinical expert panels.
Read the Patient perspective.
The LCVP patient panel made a number of recommendations to improve care and the overall patient experience. One of these recommendations was for all patients to be offered a Patient Passport when discharged from hospital.
The purpose of the Patient Passport is to provide information on the patient's condition to medical staff who are not familiar with the patient. This could include ambulance staff, A&E staff, therapists, dentists or new GPs.
Learn more and download thePatient Passport.
Public engagement - An extensive three month engagement period ensured that the views of all key people were incorporated into the model of care. It utilised a questionnaire (both online and printed) plus feedback from patients, the public, GPs, MPs, clinicians, local authorities, LINks and others.
Read the Responses to engagement.
'This project has improving outcomes for patients at its core...Key to the work of the project was the work of the patient panel...to ensure that the project recommendations were patient centred.'