A new report Focus on heart failure, by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, aims to provide primary and secondary care services with guidance on how to achieve high quality care for all heart failure patients. The report is one of a series which highlights best practice within key services in the NHS in order to improve delivery.
Heart failure currently affects one in 1,000 people, and is rising by at least 10% each year. When combined with other heart diseases, the annual cost to the NHS of supporting these patients is £625 million.
For further information and to view a copy of the Focus on heart failure document visit www.institute.nhs.uk/heartfailure