'Freedom From Failure - The F Word'

Our campaign, 'Freedom from Heart Failure - The F Word', has been developed to inform and educate whilst inspiring a sense of hope, encouraging each of us to learn more about this important condition, to recognise symptoms such as Fighting for breath, Fatigue and Fluid build-up in ourselves and our loved ones and to seek timely medical help.

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BSH welcomes the NICE impact report on diagnostic pathology which reinforces the first vital step in diagnosing heart failure is an easy blood test NT-proBNP. #freedom from failure #theFword

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From 11.00-13.00 on 22nd March, The British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) are hosting a virtual Parliamentary Drop in event at which MPs are invited to drop-in to talk about the indirect and direct effects of CoViD-19 on those with heart failure in their constituencies. People with heart failure will also be present to talk about their patient journey.

This is an opportunity for BSH to raise pertinent issues in heart failure care.

Would you be willing to send your local MP an invitation to drop-in?

If yes, then please see suggested wording for the e-mail by clicking on this link here…  Please copy and paste the content into your e-mail and personalise as you see fit.

Please contact Janine Hogan – [email protected] for more information.

As a result of the dramatic resurgence of CoViD-19, cardiologists with transferrable skills are being redeployed to the frontline, increasingly leaving the responsibility for care of those with heart failure to their heart failure nursing colleagues.

“In the current situation, it is crucial to protect the most vulnerable members of our society particularly those with long term conditions such as heart failure (HF). So, the British Society for Heart Failure Nurse Forum (BSHNF) is today launching the Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (HFSN) competency framework to support HF nurses and as a step towards securing competency in heart failure care and consistency of care across the UK”, commented Carys Barton, Chair of the BSHNF

Read the Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Competency Framework here….

With the current situation changing at pace, The British Society for Heart Failure has updated its statement to support our medical colleagues.

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