The North and South division Heart Failure Specialist Nursing Service provides support and treatment to patients with a diagnosis of heart failure. This includes patients in which the mechanism of heart failure is due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, as well as the management of patients with HFPEF / diastolic dysfunction, who have been seen by a cardiologist and who have a management plan in place. (North Service only)

This includes providing nurse led clinics, as well as domiciliary visits to house bound patients. The involvement of the Heart Failure Specialist Nurse may be for a short period following diagnosis and to ensure appropriate medical management of the condition, or may be for a longer period for patients experiencing complex symptoms.

Services provided by the team include:

  • Medical titration
  • Complex symptom management
  • Non oral diuretics in the community (IV/SC diuretics) - (North division only)
  • Palliative care support in conjunction with specialist palliative care services and district nurses
  • Patient/carer education and psycho-social support
  • Escalation of complex patient cases to the cardiology MDT
  • Teaching and support to colleagues within the community around the management of chronic heart failure
  • Cardiac Rehab - (South East Staffs. service only)

Smart with your heart – Listening to the message from heart failure patients

Smart with your heart is a pilot project which aims to help reduce the number of people with chronic long term heart failure from being readmitted to hospital.

Up to 70 per cent of people leaving hospital with heart failure are admitted to hospital again within 12 months of going home. This can be due to people gradually becoming more unwell at home and then being unsure of what help is available.

The project will see 300 people recruited to use three digital services to help them understand and manage their own condition with confidence. The pilot will run until 1 January 2020.

UHNM and Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, including the community heart failure team, are working in partnership with digital companies, using their new, commercially available technology to run the pilot.

Visit the uhnm website to find out more: http://www.uhnm.nhs.uk/OurServices/pages/Cardiology.aspx 

Contact

North Divisiton

Stoke Health Centre,
Honeywall,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 7JB

TEL: 0300 123 0995 ext 4183

Team Leader (Long Term Conditions) Lisa Bellamy 

2R46+4J Stoke-on-Trent

South Division

Weeping Cross Health Centre, Bodmin Avenue, Stafford, ST17 0EG

TEL: 01785 221019


South East Staffs. - Stoneydelph Health Centre, Tamworth, B77 4JA

TEL: 01827 891077

Team Leader (South and South Eeast Staffs. Heart Failure  Services) Elaine Tinkler

Cardiac Nursing (Heart Failure) Service Contact Details

Team Leader (Long Term Conditions) Lisa Bellamy, North Divison

Team Leader (South and SES Heart Failure Services), South Divison

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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