Now closed, NHS England proposals for congenital heart disease services consultation
In February 2017, NHS England as the public body responsible for commissioning specialised congenital heart services, launched a consultation to ensure excellent care for patients with congenital heart disease.

This followed the publication in July 2016 of a set of proposals regarding the future commissioning of congenital heart disease (CHD) services for children and adults. The proposals describe the actions which NHS England propose to take in order to ensure a consistent standard of care for CHD patients across the country, for now and for the future.

You can find an easy read version here or read the full proposal document here.

The consultation, which ran until 17 July 2017, aimed to gather as many views as possible from patients, families and clinical experts and included face to face meetings around the country, webinars and an online survey.

We will keep you informed as this progresses and as decisions are taken that may affect your care, in the meantime please do not hesitate to let us know about your experience of care and support at specialist centres, please email

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