This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
NICE has also published a quality standard for acute heart failure.
In September 2018, this quality standard was updated to reflect changes to the updated NICE guideline on chronic heart failure in adults. Statements 2 and 3 were amended and the source guidance throughout has been updated.
We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.