The Western Sydney Cardiology program is a collaborative effort designed to improve the early detection of cardiovascular diseases and support the management of heart conditions.

The Western Sydney Cardiology (WSC) program aims to prevent serious illness and reduce the need of hospitalisation for patients with heart conditions. The program works to improve the early detection of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and support the management of heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF).

This initiative connects primary care with specialists, pharmacists and various health care tools to ensure that cardiology care is delivered at the right time, in the right place, the first time.  

Never Miss a Beat by Taking Part

CVD is a problem that many parts of the community have an interest in solving. Working together, through the WSC program, we can create a range of strategies in Western Sydney that focus on the prevention and management of CVD.  

As part of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) transformational journey, health professionals have access to the following resources and guidance on how to optimise them:

This toolkit is designed to simplify change into manageable activities using data-driven improvement tools, improve financial sustainabilityand allow users to earn CPD points. 

Practices can also utilise the Heart Foundation’s free Heart Health Check Toolkit which helps calculate CVD risk (under MBS items 699 and 177). 

We’ve partnered with the Heart Foundation to introduce patient-led GP walking groups aimed at improving overall patient health. These walking groups are free and are effective in encouraging people to increase their physical activity which can help prevent and manage diabetes, diseases, mental health and their weight. 

Visit the Health Foundation website for more information and to join a walking group. 

We’ve partnered with Collective Leisure to deliver inclusive sport, recreation and wellbeing activities within Western Sydney. Programs vary and are targeted at seniors, those living with disability, culturally diverse populations and students. The programs help reduce social isolation, loneliness and improve overall wellbeing.

Visit the Collective Leisure website for more information about these community programs.

GoShare is a free patient education platform that allows general practices to share tailored and up-to-date resources (including videos and fact sheets) with patients. There are specific Heart Health Check GoShare bundles that can help increase health literacy and enhance patient awareness and engagement.

The latest cardiology clinical topics, protocols and localised public and private referral services can be found on the Western Sydney HealthPathways website:   

If you require login details, please contact our HealthPathways team at 

GPs have direct access to Local Health District specialist advice and escalation options through the Rapid Access Stabilisation (RAS) Service. Call 1300 972 915 from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

A Local Health District facilitator is available to help navigate care for people with chronic disease conditions who are at high risk of hospitalisation. Call 1800 113 644 or visit HealthPathways for more information about inTouch Community Care 

Tailored devices that allow screening and remote monitoring of cardiovascular parameters of patients at risk (e.g. Kardia and HeartBug).

If you want to be part of the change, please complete our expression of interest form to our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Cycle or contact us at