In a time and resource pressured environment, we bring you closer to innovators within the heart failure service who are driving change to reduce the inequality in care and improve patient outcomes in the UK.
Watch these videos to see what steps your colleagues are taking to implement key recommendations from the 2018 NICE guidelines.1
Find out how Dr Akram, General Practitioner and Vice Clinical Chair of South Lincolnshire CCG, and his team set out to strengthen the delivery of routine care with primary and secondary care working together through their Heart Failure Upskilling and Pathway Redesign Project.
The project was facilitated via a joint working agreement between Novartis, NHS South Lincolnshire CCG, Lakeside Healthcare Limited and Allied Health South Lincolnshire Limited.
Learn why NICE recommends patients with a confirmed diagnosis of heart failure should be offered cardiac rehabilitation. Hear from Jo Holdsworth, Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Manager, and her team at the Hospital of St. Cross about how they work to improve patient confidence and reduce hospital admissions with their cardiac rehabilitation service in Rugby. See how Jacqui Hyland, Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme Manager, is looking to implement the learnings from Rugby and secure longer-term funding for a local cardiac rehabilitation programme in Coventry.
The Coventry Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit was funded via a joint working agreement between Novartis and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.
With the help of the local CCG, who recognised the need for advanced heart failure care in the community, find out how Dr Kanaganayagam, Consultant Cardiologist, and a team of seven heart failure nurses set out to improve the mortality and the morbidity within the London Borough of Ealing with their outpatient community heart failure nursing service.