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Niklas Marksteiner

Dear Sir / Madam

We are conducting a project which involves mapping heart failure services across the NHS and this request for information regarding the services provided by your organisation is an important part of this.

I would be grateful if you could please answer the following questions.

1. What is the name of your Heart Failure Service?
2. Population served by the Heart Failure Service?
3. What is the service setting?

a) Acute hospital
b) Community hospital
c) Integrated care
d) Primary care

4. Approximate case load of Heart Failure patients seen per week?
5. Number of follow ups in 2021/22?
6. Which populations do you provide the following services for and are you commissioned for these services?

a) Heart Failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFrEF)
b) Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFpEF)

7. Staff dedicated to Heart Failure:
a) Number of Heart Failure consultants (pa's)
b) Number of Heart Failure nurses (WTE)
c) Number of Heart Failure Pharmacists (WTE)

8. Which of these (a to g) does your NHS organisation have?
a) Access to open access ECHO
b) Access to Cardiac rehab?
c) HF Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT)
d) Cardiologist Non HF specialist
e) Cardiologist HF specialist
f) Cardiology Pharmacist
g) GPwER (previously called GPwSI)

9. Which of the following (h to n) service models do you provide?
h) Acute inpatient
i) HF outpatient
j) Hospital based ambulatory heart failure unit
k) Community based ambulatory heart failure unit
l) Home based service / care
m) Community based clinic
n) Heart Failure virtual ward

10. Do you believe that the current service specification adequately reflects the range and volume of activity your service provides? (Yes / No)

Many thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Niklas Marksteiner

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Good morning Niklas

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Niklas Marksteiner

Dear Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Many thanks for your response.

Could you please clarify the answer to question 6. Are you commissioned for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)?

Yours faithfully,

Niklas Marksteiner

FreedomofInformation (GREAT WESTERN HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hi Niklas

I confirm that the Trust is commissioned for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)

Kind regards
Carole Sheppard
Freedom of Information Team
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road
Swindon SN3 6BB

E: [Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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