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The role of the East of England Cardiac Network Group is:

  • To act as an expert clinical group, to develop a draft strategic plan for cardiac disease and to advise commissioners as and when requested in the East of England.
  • To bring together the multi-professional teams for interaction and discussion, learning and sharing of innovation.
  • To develop an overall Cardiac Network strategy for the East of England region.
  • To provide educational meetings which will be open to all organisations and disciplines across the Network to develop a plan for on-going training and education.
  • For all Trusts to share GIRFT report findings and establish priorities for addressing unwarranted variation.


Terms of reference

The group operates under the following terms of reference.

Sub-groups of the Cardiac Network Group

The following are the lead contacts in respect of established working groups and detailed work plans for the following subgroups:

Sub-group one

Chair: Dr Roger Hall, Medical Director Royal Papworth Hospital

Pathways and best practice, the role of the subgroup is to;

  • Provide the network with information around cardiac pathways and best practice across the region.
  • To bring to attention of the network best practice examples from beyond the region.
  • To facilitate standardised pathways across the region enabling equal access.

Sub-group One Terms of Reference

Sub-group two

Chair: Eilish Midlane, Chief Operating Officer, Royal Papworth Hospital

Quality and benchmarking, The role of the sub-group is to;

  • Monitor quality of care delivery and benchmark across the Network.
  • To identify Quality Improvement opportunity across the Network

Sub-group Two Terms of Reference

Sub-group three

Chair: Josie Rudman, Chief Nurse, Royal Papworth Hospital

Training and Education The Role of the sub-group is to;

  • The role of the subgroup is to share and identify learning opportunities across the region.
  • To develop an education plan that will be open to the Network members

Sub-group Three Terms of Reference

  • Basildon & Brentwood CCG
  • Bedford Hospital
  • Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Broomfield 
  • Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG
  • Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust 
  • Cambridge University Hospitals
  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG
  • Castle Point & Rochford CCG
  • East and North Hertfordshire CCG
  • East and North Herts NHS TRUST
  • East Anglian Ambulance 
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Essex CTC and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Essex Partnership University Trust
  • Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
  • Healthcare Public Health Team (EoE)
  • Herts Valleys CCG
  • Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHSFT
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Luton & Dunstable Hospital
  • Mid & South Essex University Hospitals Group 
  • Mid and South Essex CCG
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England
  • NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG
  • Norfok and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk Community Health & Care
  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northampton General Hospital
  • Norwich CCG
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital KL NHSFT
  • Royal Papworth Hospital NHSFT
  • South Norfolk CCG
  • Southend CCG
  • Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Princess ALEXANDRA Hospital, Herts & West Essex
  • Thurrock CCG
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • West Essex CCG
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT)
  • West Norfolk CCG
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Meeting dates

The timing of all meetings will be from 14:00 -17:00. Please allow sufficient travel time for arrival at venue.

December Cardiac Network Meeting
Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Ipswich Hospital, Education Centre, Main Lecture 

March Cardiac Network Meeting
Date: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Lister Hospital Stevenage, Radiology Video Conference room level 2

June Cardiac Network Meeting
Date:Thursday 11 June 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

September Cardiac Network Meeting
Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

December Cardiac Network Meeting
Date: Thursday 10 December 2020
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

March 2021 Cardiac Network Meeting
Date: Thursday 11 March 2021
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC

Educational events

March 2020
Cardiac Network: Intervention Study Day - POSTPONED
​​​​​​​Dr Mike O’Sullivan
Venue: University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich
Time: 09:00-16:30

Specialist groups

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