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Welcome to the South East Wales Cardiac Network Primary Care Section.
These pages have been developed to support GP practices with the implementation of The Cardiac Disease National Service Framework for Wales. It reflects up to date guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is consistent with standards expected for the Quality and Outcome Framework for the GMS Contract.
CHD is a significant health problem due to its prevalence and its impact in terms of ill health and mortality. It affects the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities. The original NSF for Coronary Heart Disease was launched in Wales in 2001. It has recently been updated to include chapters on Arrhythmias and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
The South East Wales Cardiac Network aims to support practices in implementing The Cardiac Disease National Service Framework for Wales and this website represents one element of a wider implementation programme. We recognise that this site will evolve over time and we would welcome any comments, suggestions or requests to ensure that this section reflects the needs of Primary Care.
Last updated: 23/02/2010