A multi-specialty, multidisciplinary heart failure team has reduced hospitalisations and healthcare costs by providing comprehensive, tailored care. This model has received widespread support from across the UK.
The Heart Failure Hub aims to support the implementation of policy commitments to improving heart failure care in the national Heart Disease Improvement Plan. Its multidisciplinary steering committee includes government representatives.
In Barcelona, an integrated nurse-led management programme has reduced the risk of hospital readmission and mortality for people living with heart failure, gaining recognition from policymakers in Catalonia and being adopted by other centres across Spain.