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Advancing heart failure care: insights from the Heart Failure Policy Summit 2024
09 May 2024

The 2024 Heart Failure Policy Summit aimed to share a hopeful outlook on the opportunities that exist to improve heart failure outcomes. So, what did we learn?

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European Commission answers tabled questions on heart failure in EU health programmes
22 April 2024

Questions from European Heart Failure Mission Policy Champions on the need for specific heart failure funding received responses from the European Commission.

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The Heart Failure Policy Summit returns in April 2024 to bring together heart failure advocates from across the world
18 January 2024

This April, the HFPN is delighted to host the Heart Failure Policy Summit 2024.

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Five lessons from the European Heart Failure Mission launch event
15 November 2023

In October 2023, the HFPN launched the European Heart Failure Mission Statement at the European Parliament. Here’s five things we learned.

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HFPN identifies six priority areas for future EU research into heart failure
27 October 2023

The HFPN has outlined six area which EU funding programmes should direct investments in heart failure research.

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European Heart Failure Mission Statement launched at European Parliament event
25 October 2023

On 25 October 2023, the HFPN launched the European Heart Failure Mission Statement during an event hosted by Billy Kelleher MEP at the European Parliament.

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HFPN calls on EU to prioritise investment in specialist heart failure nurses
16 October 2023

The HFPN has published a new call to action aiming to increase awareness of the importance of specialist nurses for optimal heart failure care and drive action from the EU.

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HFPN launches European Heart Failure Mission infographic
29 August 2023

The HFPN have launched an infographic as part of their European Heart Failure Mission to show that investment in optimal heart failure care is an investment in a sustainable and resilient Europe.

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Mental health in heart failure put under the spotlight in new call to action
20 July 2023

The HFPN published a new call to action to raise awareness of the relationship between heart failure and mental health, and drive change for this issue at EU level.

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HFPN launches its new membership page
27 June 2023

The HFPN launches its new membership page – a home for our current members and for anyone wishing to join us at the HFPN.

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New briefing provides heart failure advocates with actionable ways to improve access to best-practice care in Germany
15 May 2023

The final advocacy briefing in our From guidelines to action series highlights the opportunities for heart failure advocates to improve care in Germany.

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Tackling the overlooked epidemic of heart failure in Germany
04 May 2023

Heart failure is prevalent in Germany, but is under-recognised. Key stakeholders came together at the German Heart Failure Roundtable to discuss the need for policy change and comprehensive investment in heart failure care.

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New briefing highlights actions to ensure access to best-practice heart failure care in Italy
13 April 2023

The latest policy briefing in our From guidelines to action series highlights the opportunities for heart failure advocates to improve care in Italy.

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What opportunities can French heart failure advocates leverage to improve care across the country?
22 February 2023

Our policy briefing examines existing opportunities to advocate for guideline-recommended care in France and recommends specific actions.

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9 things we learnt from the Heart Failure Policy Summit 2022
13 January 2023

Last year’s Summit brought together experts from the heart failure and wider health advocacy communities. Here, we reflect on some learning points.

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Innovation in heart failure: how can we ensure early diagnosis?
08 December 2022

Our ‘Innovation in heart failure: early diagnosis in community settings’ report outlines the urgent need to boost timely diagnosis and presents a variety of promising initiatives.

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It is time to put quality of life at the centre of heart failure care
15 November 2022

More than 90% of people with heart failure would like regular discussion about quality of life to be part of their care, but this only happens for 20%.

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The Heart Failure Policy Summit will put people with heart failure at the centre of global health policy debates
27 September 2022

The Heart Failure Policy Summit will offer an opportunity for heart failure advocates to build alliances across disease areas and link to broader health policy agendas.

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How can heart failure advocates in Spain seize current opportunities to improve care?
22 September 2022

Our latest policy brief attempts to answer this question, examining existing opportunities and mechanisms to advocate for guideline-recommended care in Spain.

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Developments in international guidelines mark pivotal moment for the heart failure community
13 September 2022

HFPN has launched ‘What’s new in international heart failure guidelines?’, a resource that summarises key changes in heart failure guidelines.

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Register now for the Heart Failure Policy Summit 2022
26 August 2022

Taking the form of four virtual sessions held in October and November, the 2022 Heart Failure Policy Summit will address how we can engage with policymakers and leaders to improve care for the millions of people living with heart failure across Europe.

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HFPN animation highlighting the importance of guideline-based care now available with subtitles in five languages
22 July 2022

The HFPN has added subtitles to a recently launched animation in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

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Primary care holds the key to unlocking guideline-based care
19 July 2022

Why is primary care important now? Achieving new standards for heart failure will require awareness-raising, investment and reform in primary care.

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People receiving cancer treatment need integrated care to manage heart failure risk
06 July 2022

The Heart Failure Policy Network (HFPN) has launched Spotlight on cancer treatment and heart failure, which highlights the need for integrated care and collaboration between oncology and cardiology services.

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New guideline recommendations on iron deficiency could improve quality of life for people with heart failure
29 June 2022

The updated ESC guidelines recommend that all people with heart failure be screened for iron deficiency, and provided new treatment recommendations.

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Guideline changes offer opportunity to demand better care for people with heart failure
15 June 2022

HFPN supports the heart failure community in its efforts to drive actionable change and make a real impact on the care and treatment of people with heart failure.

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Are we failing women with heart failure?
07 June 2022

It has been argued that women are systematically discriminated against in healthcare, so what does this mean for women with heart failure?

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HFPN calls for the improved management of worsening heart failure in a new report
21 April 2022

The Heart Failure Policy Network has launched the ‘Spotlight on worsening heart failure’, which highlights the actions that decision-makers can take to prevent heart failure hospitalisations.

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The future of heart failure care – key lessons learnt from the pandemic
11 March 2022

After two years of disruption, many countries are lifting COVID-19 restrictions. We have been talking with the HFPN community about the key lessons learnt from the pandemic and how they can help shape the future of heart failure care.

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HFPN Strategic Adviser Ed Harding discusses cardiovascular care with Health Europa Quarterly
19 January 2022

Ed Harding recently spoke with Health Europa Quarterly (HEQ) about the key challenges affecting the diagnosis, screening and treatment of heart failure.

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Inside the minds of decision-makers: what did we learn at the 2021 Heart Failure Policy Summit?
10 December 2021

What links a dog dressed as a fairy, an MP with a new heart, and Michelle Obama? Network Director Joe Farrington-Douglas reflects on what we learned from the inaugural 2021 Heart Failure Policy Summit.

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HFPN co-hosts webinar with AISC on community management of heart failure in Italy
07 December 2021

On 3 December 2021, HFPN and the Italian Association of Patients with Heart Failure (AISC) co-hosted a webinar to discuss urgent priorities for heart failure care.

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The HFPN Trailblazers Hub: supporting peer learning among heart failure advocates
19 October 2021

The Heart Failure Policy Network is delighted to announce the launch of the Trailblazers Hub, a new online resource showcasing examples of inspirational system transformation and political advocacy in heart failure.

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Register now for the Heart Failure Policy Summit
05 October 2021

Join the Heart Failure Policy Network for the inaugural Heart Failure Policy Summit (16–18 November) – a new virtual event dedicated to the heart failure policy and advocacy community in Europe.

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The HFPN and 27 organisations demand urgent EU action on heart failure
07 September 2021

The Heart Failure Policy Network has launched the Action Statement on Heart Failure, urging European institutions to address the growing burden of heart failure in the EU.

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Thoughts from the front line: heart failure services during the COVID-19 pandemic
23 June 2021

In this guest blog post, heart failure nurse consultant Carys Barton shares the challenges faced and innovative solutions implemented at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.

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New French translation of The handbook of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care
07 June 2021

The Heart Failure Policy Network has launched a French translation of The handbook of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care.

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Webinar recording: ‘Freedom from heart failure: reimagining cardiac services in England’
14 May 2021

Watch the full webinar ‘Freedom from heart failure: reimagining cardiac services in England’ which was co-hosted by the Heart Failure Policy Network (HFPN) and the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH).

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The unique opportunities for heart failure specialists in England’s restructured cardiac services
07 May 2021

Dr Simon Williams examines the future of cardiac services in England, and how heart failure specialists can have a vital role.

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Freedom from heart failure: reimagining cardiac services in England
30 April 2021

Join the British Society for Heart Failure and the Heart Failure Policy Network for an in-depth discussion of the future of cardiac services in England.

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Reducing heart failure hospitalisations is vital to health system sustainability
16 March 2021

HFPN Network Director Ed Harding presented a case study on preventing hospital admissions in heart failure at the PHSSR Global Summit.

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Network Director Ed Harding will present a case study on sustainability and resilience in heart failure at the PHSSR global summit on 16 March
05 March 2021

The PHSSR summit will bring together the academic, public and private sectors to share insights on improving health system sustainability and resilience.

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How can the EU support Member States’ efforts to overcome challenges in heart failure policy and care?
02 March 2021

This video series examines the heart failure policy priorities different stakeholder would like to see, including healthcare professionals, patient advocates and policymakers.

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The future of cardiovascular disease and heart failure policy
12 February 2021

Network Director, Ed Harding, examines the future of heart failure policy in Europe

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HFPN round table explores opportunities for supportive heart failure policies from the EU
25 January 2021

On 9 December 2020, Mr Billy Kelleher MEP and the HFPN hosted a virtual round table on heart failure policy.

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Launch of Heart failure and COVID-19 report
04 December 2020

The Heart Failure Policy Network has launched Heart failure and COVID-19, a report that presents an overview of what is currently known about the impact of COVID-19 on people living with heart failure.

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The heart of the matter: how Europe can shape the future of heart failure
27 November 2020

Join Mr Billy Kelleher MEP and leading figures in heart failure from across Europe on 9 December 2020 for an in-depth discussion of the future of heart failure in EU policy.

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Strategic consensus on heart failure in Portugal launched
06 October 2020

The HFPN has collaborated with the Institute of Health Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal to develop a strategic consensus on heart failure in Portugal.

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HFPN participates in Portuguese event on heart failure
24 January 2020

The HFPN attended the Annual Meeting of the Heart Failure Working Group of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology.

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Event explores iron deficiency in heart failure
26 November 2019

Members of the HFPN secretariat attended an event hosted by the World Heart Federation and the Global Coalition on Aging.

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Heart Failure Policy Network presents handbook at event in Lisbon
25 June 2019

The work of the HFPN was presented on 25 June 2019 at an event hosted by AADIC – the Portuguese Association of Support for Patients with Heart Failure.

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Heart Failure Pledge campaign launches in run-up to European Parliament elections
23 April 2019

HFPN has co-created a new campaign calling on MEPs and European Parliamentary candidates to pledge their support for improving the lives of EU citizens with heart failure.

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Heart Failure Policy Network seeks information on multidisciplinary and integrated care
19 February 2018

HFPN has launched a call for information on multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care.

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The data dearth hampering heart failure care
08 May 2017

Despite affecting 15 million people across the EU, heart failure is poorly understood, partly because we are not collecting adequate data.

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Heart failure report launched to mark awareness day
05 May 2017

HFPN has launched a new summary report on clinical management of heart failure to mark Heart Failure Awareness Day 2017.

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More than 200 MEPs call on European Commission to take action on heart failure
26 January 2017

The Heart Failure Policy Network has worked closely with 17 MEPs from 12 countries who launched a new Written Declaration (110/2016) on heart failure in the European Parliament.

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MEPs and Heart Failure Policy Network launch Written Declaration on heart failure
21 October 2016

20 MEPs initiated a Written Declaration on heart failure in the European Parliament.

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World Heart Day: experts demand urgent action on heart failure
25 May 2016

Representatives of the HFPN secretariat joined a panel for the World Heart Federation event at 69th World Health Assembly.

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The Heart Failure Policy Network is an independent, multidisciplinary platform made possible with financial support from AstraZeneca and Roche Diagnostics. The content produced by the Network is not biased toward any specific treatment or therapy. All outputs are guided and endorsed by the Network’s members. All members provide their time for free. The Network is hosted by The Health Policy Partnership .