In response to the issues that the management of heart failure presents, the BSH was founded in 1998. The idea for the BSH was seeded after a satellite symposium on the diagnosis and management of heart failure, organised by Philip Poole-Wilson and John Cleland, at the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference in 1997. The original steering committee consisted of Philip Poole-Wilson, John Cleland, Richard Hobbs and Alan Cowley.
Constitution and Aims
The BSH’s aims are:
To increase knowledge and promote research about the diagnosis, causes, management and consequences of heart failure amongst healthcare professionals, with the intention of delaying or preventing the onset of heart failure and improving care for patients with heart failure.
To provide expert advice to healthcare professionals, patient or government organisations, including the National Health Service, when appropriate and as requested.
The BSH’s governing body develops strategy, defines policy, agrees the business plan and monitors the progress of BSH affairs. It oversees the execution of the BSH charitable aims and ensures the proper and effective management of BSH assets.
Our Nurse Forum
to advance heart failure nursing practice, ensuring that every patient with heart failure has access to/the support of a fully skilled/competent HFNS