Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Healthcare professionals

We have listed questions frequently asked by healthcare professionals here and will generally refer enquiries to this page first since we have a small administration who are not in the office every day. If your question is not answerable here do get in touch.

I cannot download the GP referral sheets from the website

Once the website is up an running from 5/5/13 and the GP referrals accepted from 7/5/13 GPs and Practices based in Guildford and Waverley can download referral sheets and patient information packs from our website, or can contact us and we will send out packs.

If you cannot download, there may be an issue with your website browser as not all older browsers are supported or you may not have Acrobat Reader.

If you still cannot access, contact us so we can email the files to you.

I am a GP outside Guildford and Waverley- can I use your Arrhythmia screening service HasteNings?

HasteNings is a screening service for people living in the Guildford and Waverley CCG area only. All other referrals to our service must be traditional NHS referral to the Haste Wing, Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford GU2 7XX. If our research proves successful other areas may want to offer a similar screening service.

How can I refer a patient for Arhythmia screening or HasteNings?

If you have a patient that fufils entry criteria and the patient lives in our area (Guildford and Waverley CCG) you can download a referral form or  contact us so we post referral packs to you.

Is a HasteNings free of charge and who is funding it?

HasteNings is a new service launched in 2013 for 2 years using grants from Charities Haste and Haste Academy. It is an arrhythmia screening service designed to help pick up intermittent atrial fibrillation in people over 65 years old, who are at risk of devastating stroke.  Patients referred to Hastenings will all be screened for arrhythmias but will also be asked to participate in a research project looking at the effectiveness of simple methods for screening large numbers of people using personal heart rhythm ECG monitors.