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What is NICE?
NICE stands for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and offers guidance to your Doctors, Nurses and other healthcare teams on the best way to help treat and care for you.
At your first consultation and then subsequent consultations your specialist team should
Discuss your diagnosis and likely outcome Explain your treatments and any future treatments Explain what causes your heart failure and any terminology Explain what heart failure is and the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest and the misconceptions around sudden death Ensure that you receive patient information for you to be able to […]
What you need to know
Your specialist team must include A doctor with a sub-speciality in heart failure (generally a cardiologist) A Heart Failure Specialist Nurse A healthcare professional with expertise in specialist prescribing of heart failure medicines The specialist team must work with your primary care team The specialist team must directly involve you if appropriate to rehabilitation services, […]
Why are these guidelines important for you
With the best available evidence these new NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines 2018 inform your healthcare teams of the best way to help you. The standards set out indicate to you what you should expect. Our founder Nick was on the guideline committee and these are his thoughts of what you should expect from your […]