Clinical guidance


Position statement: Provision of emergency paediatric TTE by accredited adult TTE echocardiographers

Posted on 3/21/2023
Joint guidance from the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA)


Position statement: The use of abridged echo protocols in the UK

Posted on 9/20/2022
A consensus view on the use of abridged echo protocols


Position statement: Recommendations for time-slots for echocardiography

Posted on 9/20/2022
A consensus view on minimum timeslots within outpatient echocardiography


Valve disease assessment poster

Posted on 3/30/2022
Heart valve posters centralise the guidance from the recent BSE guidelines and will provide departments and echocardiographers with a single reference point when diagnosing valve disease severity.


Position statement: Recommendations on air clearance in TOE rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 1/19/2022
A consensus view on provisions for transoesophageal echocardiography


Position statement: Echocardiography in 16-17 year olds

Posted on 12/30/2021
A consensus view on the appropriate practice for echocardiography of 16-17 year olds


Position statement: Provision of transthoracic echocardiography in the community

Posted on 12/20/2021
A consensus view on key considerations for performing community echocardiography


Position statement: Anticoagulation of patients with mechanical heart valves

Posted on 8/9/2021
A consensus view on choice of anticoagulant drugs prescribed to patients with mechanical heart valves


Position statement from the British Society of Echocardiography: Post-pandemic workflow challenges

Posted on 7/19/2021
A consensus view on how to balance increased efficiency with patient safety


Primary care triaging poster

Posted on 3/26/2021
Clinical conditions in which transthoracic echocardiography is not routinely indicated at the time of initial clinical contact

Note: The COVID-19 information on this page was originally produced to aid interpretation of the best available public information regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic within the context of echocardiography. COVID-19 guidance should be read in conjunction with guidance produced by the UK government and other professional bodies; advice that is likely to change as understanding of COVID-19 evolves.

We regularly consider whether our guidance is still appropriate in the context of COVID-19 and as of June 2021 it is fully up to date.