The practice has recently invested in three palpitations monitors which work with your smartphone to allow you to take an ECG trace of your palpitations at home. If your GP identifies that your palpitations are appropriate to check with this device, they will arrange for you to take a device home with you.

You then simply use it when you have palpitations and email us the heart tracing; we can then look at it and, in the vast majority of cases, give you reassurance. These devices save you waiting at least  6 weeks and a return trip to the hospital to get a  monitor from them, and have been approved for use by many PCTs in England – we decided to get ahead of the curve up here to provide you with another convenient service!