The Heart Failure Nurse Service aims to enhance the care of patients with a diagnosis of heart failure, improving quality of life and ultimately preventing avoidable admissions to hospital. This is achieved by focusing on improving patient self-management, through education and support.
The service provides both on-going clinical management of the condition by nurse prescribing, self-management advice and actively encourages the involvement of the family and carers.
Areas covered: Central Bedfordshire (not including North Bedfordshire)
Heart Failure Specialist Nurse – Michelle Hammett
Referrals are accepted from one of the following:
· Healthcare professional (hospital)
· Community matron
· Community nurse
· Practice nurse (GP)
Self referrals to this service can only be accepted if patient has been seen previously.