Managing Heart Failure@Home is a new way of looking after people with heart failure. The aim of Managing Heart Failure@Home is to help people manage their condition better and keep well at home.
The Managing Heart Failure@Home approach has three core elements:
The new approach could help patients to recognise when their condition is getting worse, so that they can get help earlier. This could lead to better outcomes and fewer emergency admissions to hospital.
The Managing Heart Failure@Home project is being funded by NHS England. East and North Hertfordshire Health and Care Partnership is one of ten sites that has been chosen to trial the new approach.
The Heart Failure Specialist Nurses at the Lister Hospital will identify suitable patients. They will work with the patient to develop a personalised plan. They will also monitor the health measurements that the patients send from home.
East and North Hertfordshire Health and Care Partnership is working closely with Hertfordshire Community Trust (HCT) Hub. The nurses at HCT Hub will be keeping an eye on patients' health measurements. They will report any concerns to the Heart Failure Specialist Nurses at the Lister.
East and North Hertfordshire Health and Care Partnership are working with Doccla. Doccla is a health technology company who will supply the monitoring equipment. Doccla will also be helping to collect data about how well the new approach works.
Managing Heart Failure @home is one way to make sure you have the treatment, support and care you need. To do this, you will be offered:
We want to understand the impact of Managing Heart Failure at Home. To do this, we are asking patients to do 3 things:
By participating, you'll help us learn more about using remote monitoring for heart failure patients. This could lead to better healthcare for people with heart failure in the future.
Personal information might include your name, address, date of birth, gender, medical history and ethnicity. It also includes your vital signs and your responses to the questionnaire in the patient app.
Personal information about your health will be shared with staff who are directly involved in your care. This may include hospital staff, community teams, emergency services and Doccla support staff.
Doccla will also collect your completed questionnaires (at baseline, 3 months and 6 months) and share your responses with NHS England. Your responses to the questionnaire will be linked to your NHS number, which means that you can be identified. However, the data we collect will be stored securely and only seen by authorised staff working on the project.
Personal information will only be shared via NHS approved web-based health portals with authorised clinicians and licensed operators.
We will only share your personal information if it is about your care, keeping you safe or evaluating the service.
If you do not want your information used and shared in this way, contact your Heart Failure Specialist Nurse on 01438 284574
You can choose whether Managing Heart Failure@Home is right for you. You and your multidisciplinary team can talk about this together. If you don't feel it is right for you, you can talk to your team about other care options.
If you start Managing Heart Failure@Home then decide that it is not for you, you can change your mind. If you change your mind, speak to your Specialist Heart Failure Nurse.