About us

The Heart Failure Policy Network (HFPN) is an independent, multidisciplinary group working to improve the lives of people living with heart failure by raising awareness of unmet needs. Its members and supporters include healthcare professionals, patient advocacy groups, policymakers and other stakeholders from across Europe.

Established in 2015, the HFPN has developed several resources to advocate for changes in heart failure policy. A timeline of key launches from the HFPN can be seen below.

All content produced by the HFPN is non-promotional and non-commercial. Each project is developed with support from a Project Advisory Group. Ultimate editorial control of HFPN materials lies with the Secretariat. The Secretariat is provided by The Health Policy Partnership, an independent health policy consultancy based in London.

The HFPN is made possible with financial support from Novartis Pharma, AstraZeneca and Vifor Pharma. Details of specific project funding can be found on each project page on this website; see Our work.

We have helped lead Europe’s largest and sustained policy campaign in heart failure

We have sought to transform the way health system leaders view heart failure, and support the heart failure advocacy community to drive meaningful changes in policy and practice.

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2020
2020

Heart failure policy and practice in Europe

Heart failure policy and practice in Europe

Heart failure policy and practice in Europe aims to support advocates with clear outline of policy issues and best practice in heart failure across 11 European countries.

2020

Spotlight series

Spotlight series

The Spotlight series features evidence-based reports on topics at the forefront of debates and challenges in the future of heart failure care.

2019
2019

Understanding heart failure guidelines

Understanding heart failure guidelines

Understanding heart failure guidelines is a collection of lay summaries of key principles in leading European guidelines.

2019

HF Pledge

The HF pledge campaign called on candidates in the 2019 European Parliament elections to pledge their support to improving the lives of people with heart failure.

2018
2018

The handbook of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care

The handbook of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care

The handbook is designed to help solve problems and drive change that will make a meaningful difference to care for people living with heart failure.

2017
2017

State of play summaries

State of play summaries

The HFPN produced two brief summaries on the state of play for two fundamental elements of heart failure care: diagnosis and clinical management.

2016
2016

Written Declaration on heart failure

Written Declaration on heart failure

Written Declaration 110/2016 on Heart Failure was one of the first official policy opportunities in the European Union to build a clear consensus that heart failure is a policy priority.

2015
2015

The Heart Failure Policy Toolkit

The Heart Failure Policy Toolkit

The Heart Failure Policy Toolkit is a policy resource aiming to expose existing gaps in heart failure care and offer integrated, sustainable solutions.

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The Heart Failure Policy Network is made possible with financial support from Novartis Pharma, AstraZeneca and Vifor Pharma. The content produced by the Network is non-promotional and not biased to any specific treatment or therapy. All outputs are guided and endorsed by the Network’s members.