Proposals for Congenital Heart Disease Services

Closes 5 Jun 2017

Opened 9 Feb 2017


Read the consultation document

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

We propose to do this by implementing national service standards at every hospital that provides CHD services. The effect of our proposals, if implemented, will be that some hospitals will carry out more CHD surgery and catheter procedures, while others, which do not meet the relevant standards, will stop doing this work.

The aim of this public consultation is to provide you with information about our proposals, and the potential impact they may have, if implemented, on the delivery of services, and to seek your views about our plans. 

During the consultation period we will be attending a range of events (see events list). We will also be hosting events including three large-scale face to face events and a series of webinars (online meetings) – please register via the links below.

Face-to-face events


  • 1 March, 5–7pm (open to all)
  • 2 March, 2–4pm (for CCGs)
  • 2 March, 5–7pm (for families and carers of those with CHD and Learning Disabilities)

Further details can be found on NHS England's webinar section.

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