Heart failure services improving, but variation must be tackled urgently

September 2019: The service received by heart failure patients is showing continued signs of improvement, according to the latest National Heart Failure Audit, published by NICOR on September 12. Nevertheless, regional variation is a perennial issue that needs to be urgently addressed in order to ensure performance is consistent and […]

Alliance for Heart Failure welcomes focus on cardiovascular care in NHS Long Term Plan

January 2019: The Alliance for Heart Failure warmly welcomes the significant emphasis on heart disease and circulatory conditions in the NHS Long Term Plan, which sets out a number of important proposals for improving heart failure services for patients. The plan recommends greater support from multidisciplinary teams as part of […]

Variation in heart failure ‘unacceptable’: Alliance for Heart Failure responds to NICOR National Audit

November 2018: Heart failure services are continuing to improve, according to the latest National Heart Failure Audit, published by NICOR on November 27, but more action is needed to address ‘unacceptable’ regional variation. Professor Iain Squire, co-chair of the Alliance for Heart Failure, said: “The report once again highlights the […]

Report highlights need for urgent action on heart failure, says Alliance

November 2018: Report highlights need for urgent action on heart failure, says Alliance The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reinforces the need for urgent action to improve heart failure services, according to the Alliance for Heart Failure. The NCEPOD report, published on November 22, recommends improvements […]