The Heart Failure Policy Network

The HF Policy Network is a multidisciplinary group of politicians from across Europe working with patients, health professionals and other stakeholders to lead significant policy changes that may improve the lives of people with heart failure (HF).

Members have volunteered their time to build the Network, the HF Policy Toolkit and other key materials, and to raise awareness of HF as a policy priority.

The Network is independent, non-promotional and free from commercial influence or bias. All content produced is fully endorsed and owned by the members of the Network. The content of the Toolkit represents an evidence-based consensus shared between all members and members have full ownership and editorial control over the Toolkit.

The Network is supported through grants from Novartis Pharma and St Jude Medical.

Contact us at: info@hfpolicynetwork.eu

What we want to achieve

A multidisciplinary policy network on HF

…consisting of politicians, policymakers, patients, and professionals

Co-develop an evidence-based policy toolkit on HF

…which will distil the latest evidence and help policy makers identify the necessary policy changes in HF

A lasting policy platform and "voice" for HF across Europe

Launch of the Toolkit, and subsequent national and EU-level roll-out using the toolkit as a lever for policy change

Steering group Committee

Penilla Gunther

MP

Dr Jose Ramón Juanatey

Cardiologist

Steven Macari

President
Association Vie Et Coeur

Neil Johnson

National Institute for Preventive Cardiology

Pascal Garel

HOPE

Project Advisory Group

Dr Paola Antonini

Head of Clinical Research and Training
Associazione Italiana Scompensati Cardiac

Dr Josep Comín-Colet

Cardiologist
Bellvitge University Hospital

Dr Maria Rosaria Di Somma

Managing Director
AISC

Professor Salvatore Di Somma

Director Scientific Committee
AISC

Professor Andrzej Gackowski

Cardiologist
Jagiellonian University Medical College

Professor Luc Hittinger

Cardiologist
Henri Mondor University Hospital

Neil Johnson

CEO
West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation

Steven Macari

President
Association Vie Et Coeur

Professor Anne-Catherine Pouleur

President-Elect
Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure

Yolanda Rueda

Secretariat
CardioAlianza

Maite San Saturnino

President
CardioAlianza

Professor Faiez Zannad

Director
CIC INSERM

Network members

Dr Mark Dancy

Cardiologist
London North West Hospitals NHS Trust

Penilla Gunther

MP

Dr Pierre Troisfontaines

Cardiologist

Dr Jose Ramón Juanatey

Cardiologist

Marie-Claire Lambert

Honorary MP

Dr Cristian Silviu Busoi

MEP

Aldo Patriciello

MEP

Marc Tarabella

MEP

Steven Macari

President
Association Vie Et Coeur

Dr Ian Duncan

MEP

Dr Stanimir Hasardjiev

National Patient Organisation

Neil Johnson

National Institute for Preventive Cardiology

Dr Horia Cristian

MP

Nick Hartshorne-Evans

Pumping Marvellous iHHUB

Dr Ursula Marschall

Barmer GEK

Pascal Garel

HOPE

Annie Schreijer-Pierik

MEP

Dennis Robertson

MSP

Dr Alan Haycox

Liverpool University and Liverpool Health Economics

Seán Kyne

TD

Sirpa Pietikainen

MEP

Kristina Salonen

MP

Dietrich Monstadt

MP

Denis Jacquet

MP

Secretariat: The Health Policy Partnership | info@hpolicy.com