Heart failure in the UK

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation

The condition affects up to 930,000 people across the UK. This figure doesn’t include, carers and families that manage the consequences of heart failure on a daily basis. Prognosis is often poor and symptoms are debilitating. People who have heart failure have to manage the physical symptoms however the psychological impact of the condition needs managing as well. There is a lack of focus, engagement and action. The condition presents a tsunami of challenges for health economies and patients alike.

Treating heart failure

We know that a swift and efficient diagnosis is very important to getting a better outcome. We also know that patients treated by specialists have a better quality of life and prognosis. We also know that if patients have a specialist heart failure nurse they have a better quality of life. We know what we need to do but treatment, therapies and care are not consistent. NICE guidelines help healthcare decisions make the correct decisions but these are not consistently followed.The Pumping Marvellous Foundation advocates for consistent treatment and care across the UK. We partner with all stakeholders to ensure that the patients voices heard and we hold decision makers accountable to ensure decisions are based around patients needs.

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation was founded by a patient

The charity was founded by Nick Hartshorne-Evans. Nick was 39 when diagnosed with the condition after a viral attack on his heart. He was dismayed that there was not a charity focussed on the needs of the patient. He set the organisation up to advocate, provide help and support for people and their families having to manage HF. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation is led by it’s Patients. It is guided by it’s world class HF specialists on it’s Clinical Board led by Professor Martin Cowie of Imperial College, London.

Our most popular pages

Find you local heart failure nursing team by searching on your postcode. Visit Just Heart Failure

Patient, carers and families tools

PMTVLive – Our YouTube channel

Our safe and moderated closed Facebook Community Group (we only allow entrance to patients, carers and family members affected by heart failure)

Our campaign page on Facebook “Heart Failure Aware” – For the latest information on the things that matter


Marvellous Mentors

Marvellous Mentors, a pioneering program to upgrade and elevate awareness of heart failure across Greater Manchester.

If you are a healthcare professional working within the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership footprint come and join our “Marvellous Mentor” programme at our launchpad events across Greater Manchester.