24 Hour ECGs
The Tewkesbury practices have been part of a scheme since May 2011 to provide patients with a 24 hour ECG service initiated at the surgery if this test is required by your doctor. This test previously required patients to attend the hospital.
All patients are therefore able to attend for fitting of the ECG equipment in a routine Practice Nurse Clinic and return the following day at the same time for removal. The recording is subsequently sent via the internet for analysis and the result returned to your GP within five working days.
The benefits of this service are :
- A much speedier appointment following GP request for the test
- Convenience of having the equipment fitted and removed at the surgery
- A quick turnaround of result sent directly to the GP