NHS England recently released ‘Addressing palliative and end of life care needs for people living with heart failure: a revised framework for integrated care systems’. This new framework aims to raise awareness of the supportive, palliative and end of life care needs of people living or dying with progressive heart failure, to help in commissioning services to meet their needs.
People with advanced heart failure who receive palliative care have better outcomes including better symptom control, improved quality of life and fewer hospital admissions30. Providing people with heart failure with the right care, at the right time, in the right setting will improve patient and carer experience, reduce harm and increase efficiency.
Find out more about the revised framework here
Reflect on national developments and learning at the upcoming End of Life Care for people with Cardiovascular Disease & Heart Failure CPD certified conference which is taking place virtually on Friday 15th March 2024.