The Heart Failure Nurse Service aims to enhance the care of Mid and South Bedfordshire patients with a diagnosis of left ventricular systolic dysfunction, improving quality of life and ultimately to prevent avoidable admissions to the acute sector. This is achieved by focusing on improving patient self-management, through education and support.
The Service provides both ongoing clinical management of the condition, alongside the self-management advice and support components, and actively encourages the involvement of the family and carers. The Service does not aim to replace the HF management that already exists in Primary Care, but aims to be a service that will complement the existing care provided by the GP or Practice Nurse.
Both of the Specialist HF Nurses are independent Nurse Prescribers.
Patients who have not had a confirmed heart failure diagnosis by echocardiogram.
Last updated: 28/09/2015
Update due: 28/09/2016