The Alliance for Heart Failure was established in September 2015. A coalition of charities, patient groups, professional bodies and healthcare companies, its purpose is to raise the profile of heart failure in Government, the NHS and the media and improve outcomes for people with heart failure.
Members of the Alliance collaborate on overarching policy issues with the aim of securing prioritisation of heart failure and extending access to existing first-class care, treatment and services from the NHS to make it available to everyone with heart failure.
Objectives for 2019
The Alliance is focusing on three core strategic objectives in 2019:
- A national programme: continuing to build on engagement with national stakeholders in order to influence regional NHS plans
- A regional programme: following our regional outreach, and the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, to ensure that heart failure is not overlooked in regional NHS plans
- The heart failure community: continuing to raise awareness among heart failure professionals to build on grassroots support
Membership of the Alliance for Heart Failure is open to charities, patient groups, professional bodies, public sector organisations and corporate members across the UK with an interest in heart failure.
Individual members remain independent, but the shared mission to deliver timely diagnosis and improve access to the right care and support is strengthened by joining forces and through collaboration.
Current Alliance for Heart Failure member organisations are:
The Alliance is a coalition of member organisations, and the Steering Group comprises individuals from these member organisations.
There are two Co-chairs to the Steering Group, appointed on a 12 month rolling tenure. Current Co-chairs are:
- Professor Iain Squire, British Society for Heart Failure – appointed November 2017
- Joel Rose, Cardiomyopathy UK – appointed November 2017
The Alliance is supported and funded by Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Medtronic UK Ltd, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, and Roche Diagnostics Ltd.