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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

FOI (BRIDGEWATER COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Dear Niklas Marksteiner

Please find our response to your FOI below:

1. What is the name of your Heart Failure Service?
Halton Heart Failure Service
2. Population served by the Heart Failure Service?
Halton Borough
3. What is the service setting?
b)
4. Approximate case load of Heart Failure patients seen per week?
87
5. Number of follow ups in 2021/22?
April 21- March 22
FACE to FACE 2266
Telephone Contacts 927
Total FU contacts 3193
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)
YES
b) Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFpEF)
We accept right sided with Valve disease only.
7. Staff dedicated to Heart Failure:
a) Number of Heart Failure consultants (pa's)
0
b) Number of Heart Failure nurses (WTE)
<5 WTE we do not provide numbers lower than 5
c) Number of Heart Failure Pharmacists (WTE)
0
8. Which of these (a to g) does your NHS organisation have?
a) Access to open access ECHO
YES
b) Access to Cardiac rehab?
YES
c) HF Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
YES
d) Cardiologist Non-HF specialist
NO
e) Cardiologist HF specialist
NO
f) Cardiology Pharmacist
NO
g) GPwER (previously called GPwSI)
NO
9. Which of the following (h to n) service models do you provide?
h) Acute inpatient
NO
i) HF outpatient
NO
j) Hospital based ambulatory heart failure unit NO
k) Community based ambulatory heart failure unit NO
l) Home based service / care
m) Community based clinic
n) Heart Failure virtual ward
NO
10. Do you believe that the current service specification adequately reflects the range and volume of activity your service provides?.
This is not recorded information and is therefore not a valid FOI.

Regards

FOI Co-ordinator
Information Governance TeamFOI
Europa Boulevard, Westbrook
Warrington
Cheshire, WA5 7TY
[email address]

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