Help to shape and improve diagnostic services in Lambeth

5 April 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

Consultations - Health and Wellbeing - News and announcements - Opportunities

NHS Lambeth CCG is seeking views on the way diagnostic services such as Electrocardiogram (ECG), Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (APBM) and a Community Ultrasound are delivered in our borough and how they can be improved. The survey is open from 2 to 30 April 2019. Have your say now.

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Help to shape and improve diagnostic services in Lambeth

What changes is NHS Lambeth CCG seeking your views on?

We are thinking about whether we can change the way the service is delivered to:

  • Make it easier to access this service closer to where you live
  • Ensure that you can still get an appointment quickly at a time that is convenient for you
  • Make sure that the GP referring you gets sent a full report on the findings from your test. This will help your doctor understand how to plan the best care for you if your test results show a medical condition.

Have your say now: NHS Lambeth CCG diagnostic services survey.

For more information on the diagnostic services, please see below:

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • An ECG is a simple test that uses sensors attached to the skin to check heart rhythm and electrical activity. Tests can detect anything unusual and are carried out by a trained healthcare professional in a hospital, at a clinic or at your GP surgery.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (APBM)

  • A small digital monitor is fitted to a belt around the waist and connected to a cuff around the upper arm. This test can help a GP or specialist find out whether you have high blood pressure (hypertension) or another condition.

Community Ultrasound

  • A transvaginal ultrasound is a form of pelvic scan that examines the female reproductive organs. A doctor may refer you for a scan to assist in diagnosing a problem such as unexplained pain or bleeding, but it is not used to scan for or during pregnancy.

More information on the Lambeth website: