Case study from Heart Failure Policy Toolkit

NICE guidelines for multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care

29 September, 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an executive non-departmental public body of the UK Department of Health. It has acquired a high reputation internationally as an example of best practice for the development of clinical guidelines. NICE published clinical guidelines on the treatment of acute and chronic heart failure (HF) for England and Wales in 2003, which were updated in 2010.

The guidelines aim to provide healthcare professionals who treat HF patients with best-practice advice. They are evidence based and contain recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and rehabilitation of patients with acute and chronic HF in primary and secondary care. The guidelines are reviewed and updated regularly, according to the newest clinical evidence.

NICE also provides information for the public to explain recommended treatment and care for people with HF and their carers.

Links, references, and key reading

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. 2010. Chronic heart failure in adults: management.

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