Heart Failure Service Information

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust did not have the information requested.

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 (MCT), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Marksteiner

Thank you for your recent email. Please note that Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust offers specialist in-patient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist in-patient mental health (including high secure), learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Further information is available at www.merseycare.nhs.uk.

As such, we therefore confirm that we do not hold the information requested and are unable to respond to your request on this occasion, therefore it has now been closed.

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The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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