Community services for care homes

Heart Failure Specialist Nurse (SCFT)

Support available includes:

  • Individualised care and case management for the most complex patients
  • Co-ordinates end of life care when required
  • Management of initiation and up-titration of Beta-Blockers, ACE Inhibitors and diuretics in liaison with the patient’s GP
  • Education to patients and/or their carers/relatives, with a focus on preventative and self management techniques on an individual basis

Referral pathway

Referrals can be made via:

  • GP