Best practice

We are committed to finding new and innovative ways of delivering and supporting the best possible care to heart patients.

We want to ensure the best evidence based services are put into practice, and we want to help healthcare professionals all over the UK to do the same.

Our ambition

Golden nuggets of information and learning, this is the kind of information we need in our busy schedules.

Healthcare Professional
BHF Alliance Member

More consistent, high quality management of CVD care and efficient integration of services is vital for saving the NHS money long-term. It will also give heart patients and their carers the optimum experience of care, by streamlining their care and improving their quality of life.

We want to ensure the best clinically effective models of care are available across the UK, and help you to: 

  • achieve better clinical outcomes
  • improve patient experience
  • improve cost effectiveness
  • increase productivity
  • streamline care
  • integrate services
  • reduce hospital admissions
  • provide more care in the community
  • support self-management.

Setting the best example

This helps us to think about how services can be delivered in different ways.

Healthcare Professional
BHF Alliance Member

Our portfolio of Best Practice is an expanding range of innovative online and print resources and tools, summarising the externally evaluated evidence of our pilots, the outcomes, the patient experience and the cost savings.
This provides Healthcare Professionals, Managers, Policy Makers, Clinical Service Providers and Commissioners with the economical, statistical and clinical evidence needed in order to push for either the re-design of an existing service, or the introduction of these best practice services within a Trust.

Our delivering Intravenous Diuretics in the community, which has been adopted by NICE guidance as a QIPP case study, is just one of the great ways we are supporting new evidence-based best practice.

Continued Professional Development

As part of our drive to empower and equip you with knowledge of the best practice of CVD management, we have become a member of the CPD accreditation service. We are now developing resources that are CPD certified, allowing you as part of our community of healthcare professionals to benefit and develop your own professional portfolio.

NEW: The Caring Together programme

The BHF has worked with Marie Curie and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to improve the quality of palliative and end of life care for heart failure patients.

This programme of work, called Caring Together, launched in March 2011. It piloted new integrated care models in Greater Glasgow and Clyde to help people with advanced heart failure live more comfortably with their illness and have a better quality of life.

You can learn more about the programme, its aims and outcomes, by downloading the programme summary.



Further information

Interested in setting up or integrating your own community based service? With quick check lists and easy to follow step-by-steps our online Business Case Toolkit resource could help you make your case.

If you have any queries or would like to know more about any of our evaluated programmes please contact [email protected]