We are delighted to announce a partnership between the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) and the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH).
The partnership acknowledges the challenge posed by heart failure as the end point for most cardiovascular disease and reflects the increasing burden it places directly and indirectly on our health systems and community. There are currently nearly one million people living with heart failure in the UK. Many more may be undiagnosed.
Together the BJC and BSH will raise further awareness and provide a platform for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to engage with the public health challenges of diagnosing and treating those with heart failure optimally.
BSH Chair, Dr Simon Williams, Consultant Cardiologist (Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester) commented: “The BSH and the BSH Nurse Forum seek to make an impact on heart failure care through innovative research and education. We have enjoyed enthusiastic support from the BJC over many years, and we are very pleased now to formalise our partnership. We see this as a mutual opportunity to communicate important messages on all aspects of heart failure in the UK and further-wide”.
BJC Editor, Dr Henry Purcell, added: “We are also delighted with the new partnership. It reflects the increasing burden of heart failure in the community. It will also raise further awareness and provide a platform for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to engage with the public health challenges of diagnosing and treating heart failure optimally”.
It is the aim of BSH to make heart failure a national priority. The BSH is a leading forum for doctors, nurses and allied professionals working in heart failure care in hospitals and the community. It provides up to date specialist education and research to help preserve life, increase survival and improve quality of life those living with heart failure in the UK today. Those patients who need the expertise of a heart failure specialist should have access to one. It is the intention of the BSH to continue to grow the network of heart failure specialists throughout the UK so no patient in need goes without the care they require.
Further information about joint BSH/BJC activities will be announced soon.