Telemonitoring in the Management of HF, Belgium
The Telemonitoring in the Management of Heart Failure study assessed a telemonitoring intervention for HF care in seven hospitals across Belgium.
Challenging policy inertia for HF diagnosis, The Belgian Charter for Heart Failure, Belgium
NP testing is not always reimbursed in Belgium despite being recommended across Europe.
Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure website, Belgium
The website of the Belgian Working Group on Heart Failure provides practical information for the general public, healthcare professionals and people living with heart failure.
Multidisciplinary care team panel, Sofia, Bulgaria
The need for collaboration in HF care led to the development of multidisciplinary group discussion meetings at a university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria, making use of optimal features of the hospital’s IT system.
HF management programme, Insuffisance Cardiaque en Lorraine, France
The Insuffisance CArdiaque en LORraine was an HF management programme created to reduce HF morbidity, mortality and rehospitalisation, and improve quality of life for people living with HF in Lorraine, France.
HeartNetCare-HF, German healthcare system, Germany
HeartNetCare-HF is a disease management programme for patients with systolic HF, which was validated in a large randomised trial within the German health system.
Mecor software, Germany
The Mecor programme from Health Care Systems GmbH provides a platform for telecoaching and telemonitoring of people living with HF.
Irish Cardiac Society, Ireland
The Irish Cardiac Society established a working group with GPs and specialists to improve HF diagnosis in the community.
HF care in the community, Community Heart Failure Management Programme, Ireland
The west of Ireland developed a model of HF care, the Community Heart Failure Management Programme, where HF specialist nurses follow up with patients.
Mobile support, Italian Association of Heart Failure Patients, Italy
The Italian Association of Heart Failure Patients has developed a mobile programme to provide support to people living with HF and to raise awareness of HF across the country.
HF integrated programme, Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands
The Maastricht University Medical Centre developed a programme that integrates primary and secondary HF care.
HF care pathway with telemonitoring, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands
The University Medical Center Utrecht has developed an HF care pathway where an HF specialist sees people living with HF in an outpatient clinic.
HF pilot projects, HF Working Group of the Polish Cardiac Society, Poland
The HF Working Group of the Polish Cardiac Society has developed efforts to raise the profile of HF and the need for integrated HF care with the Ministry of Health.
Consensus on standards for HF clinics, Spain
In 2016, the Spanish Society of Cardiology published a consensus for classification and quality standards of HF clinics.
Nurse-led HF management programme in primary care, Barcelona, Spain
Healthcare institutions in the Litoral Mar area in Spain and the Catalan Health Service developed a multidisciplinary and integrated HF care model for primary care.
Programme ITERA, Spain
The programme ITERA was developed to support the creation of HF clinics in Spain by providing logistical support and professional training.
Palliative advanced home care and heart failure care, Skellefteå Hospital, Sweden
Palliative advanced home caRE and heart FailurE caRe (PREFER) is a palliative care model developed in Sweden, in the Skellefteå Hospital catchment area.
Swedish HF registry, Sweden
In 2003, Sweden was the first European country to develop a comprehensive HF registry.
Person-centred discharge planning, Gothenburg University, Sweden
The Gothenburg University Centre for Person-Centred Care has pioneered a successful model for hospital discharge and early follow-up in HF, emphasising joint care planning.
Palliative services, St Christopher’s Hospice, UK
In 2011, St Christopher’s Hospice in London refined its palliative services with a particular focus on HF management and supportive palliative care.
Discharge referral to cardiac rehabilitation, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, UK
In Scotland, within NHS Ayrshire and Arran, all individuals diagnosed with HF or experiencing exacerbation of the disease are seen by the cardiac rehabilitation team in hospital to initiate education sessions as soon as possible.
Caring Together Programme, Glasgow, UK
The British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde established the Caring Together Programme in 2010 to improve both access to and quality of palliative care for advanced HF patients.
Brent and Harrow Advanced Heart Failure Improvement Programme, Harrow, UK
St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow, UK developed a programme with local NHS trusts to improve advanced HF care.
Assessing performance of HF care, Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network, UK
A local collaboration between healthcare, academia and life sciences has focused on addressing variation in care and improving outcomes for people living with HF in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region of the UK.
Ten-point discharge checklist, University College London Partners, UK
In 2015, the University College London Partners, working with St Bartholomew’s Hospital, set up the Heart Failure Improvement Collaborative.
Redesigning the HF care pathway, NHS Foundation Trusts, UK
Two London hospital trusts are developing a project to redesign the HF pathway.
Palliative care model, University Health Network, Canada
The University Health Network in Toronto, Canada developed a multidisciplinary palliative care model.