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Thursday 18th June 2020
18.00 – 19.30 BST (GMT +1)
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In this latest webinar in our series to help support you during the pandemic, we have brought together a panel of experts to discuss how we can optimally restart start cardiology services in the COVID-19 era. We recognise there are many competing calls on your time currently but we do hope you will be able to join us for this important and practical discussion.

Learning objectives

  • A review of the challenges of restarting services
  • How we can restart elective cardiac catheter lab services
  • The practicalities in restarting cardiac diagnostic services
  • How new technologies can assist in restarting cardiology outpatient services

Is it for me?

This webinar is aimed at all grades of health care professionals treating cardiovascular patients, particularly those in cardiology, diagnostic imaging, intervention, care of the elderly, general medicine, general practitioners, clinical pharmacists and allied disciplines.


1.5 CPD/CME credit, 1.5 hours
BJC Learning has assigned one and a half hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Certificates will be available after the webinar.

This webinar is for healthcare professionals only.



Organised by: Dr Emmanuel Ako
Consultant Cardiologist, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust; the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust, London

18.00 Introduction by webinar chair Professor Simon Ray
Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals of South Manchester; President, British Cardiovascular Society.

18.10 Dealing with the COVID-19 backlog and restarting services
Dr Afsana Safa
GP and Governing Body member, Central London CCG, London

18.25 Restarting elective cardiac catheter lab work
Dr Derek Connolly
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of R & D, Birmingham City Hospital, Birmingham; Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham

18.40 Restarting cardiac diagnostic services
Mr Keith Pearce

Consultant Cardiac Physiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester; President, British Society of Echocardiography

18.55 Restarting cardiology outpatient services with the help of technology
Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Consultant Cardiologist, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust; Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

19.10 Open discussion – your questions answered by the panel

19.30 Webinar close


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Dr Emmanuel Ako

Dr Derek Connolly

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Mr Keith Pearce

Simon Ray

Dr Afsana Safa


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