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Swansea Bay Heart Function Service – Not Accepting Failure



This work has identified ways to optimise the care of heart failure patients at Swansea Bay University Health Board with a view to redesigning the service using value-based healthcare principles. The primary drive for change is to address the unmet needs of patients with heart failure and to prevent those suspected of having the disease from reaching the acute stage in order to reduce mortality.


COVID 19 has provided an opportunity to pilot the different models of working that we had planned, and have resulted in a positive impact on several aspects of Heart Failure care in line with our project objectives. This presentation will take you on that journey.


Dr. Kirstie Truman, Primary Care Clinical Lead for Cardiology

Dr. Benjamin Dicken, Consultant Cardiologist, Secondary Care