Examples of what has been done

National clinical guidelines for multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care

Overview

NICE is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the UK, which has acquired a high reputation internationally as an example of best practice for the development of clinical guidelines. It published clinical guidelines on the treatment of acute and chronic HF for England and Wales in 2003, which were updated in 2010.

What they did

The NICE heart failure guidelines1 are aimed to provide health care professionals who treat heart failure patients with best practice advice. They evidence based and contain recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and rehabilitation of patients with acute and chronic heart failure in primary and secondary care. The guidelines are reviewed and update regularly, according to the newest clinical evidence.

In addition, NICE provides information for the public to explain recommended treatment for heart failure care for patients and their carers.

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