Cardiovascular Care in General Practice: Heart Failure – 3rd November 2022

The Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub have developed an exciting new cardiovascular pathway. It is aimed at health care professionals who care for patients with cardiovascular conditions in General Practice and will be of particular interest to those who have an active role in reviewing and managing patients on an annual basis.

There are six half day virtual sessions. Each session will focus on a particular condition in line with the NHS 10-year cardiovascular disease ambitions plan.

These half day sessions can be accessed as stand-alone modules. However, we would encourage you to follow the sessions through for full benefit. You can find full details of the pathway in the programme flyer.

How to Book

You can book individual sessions via our course webpages. Alternatively, if you wish to attend ALL sessions, please email [email protected] with your name, role and practice details to make your booking.

Session 6: Heart Failure: What’s the Latest Squeeze? 

This session aims to look at on the causes and current treatments for Heart Failure, using national and international guidelines to deliver best practice for our cardiac patients in primary care. It’s aimed at anyone caring for patients with heart failure and especially if your role involves monitoring medications, blood results and keeping the patient well!

At the end of this session the participant should be able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of Heart failure.
  • Identify the aetiologies and key signs and symptoms of heart failure
  • Understand the diagnostic tools required for accurate Heart failure diagnosis.
  • Distinguish between HFrEF, HFmrEF and HFpEF.
  • Awareness of national and international current guidance for management.
  • Managing fluid overload.
  • Pharmacological and device therapies in Heart Failure.
  • Palliative and end of life care.

Delivered by Dr Colin Roberts, a GP and Associate Professor in Advanced Practice at Plymouth University.

Cost of Course

This course is provided free of charge to members of the Primary Care Education Programme. For non-members, a charge of £60 per module (including VAT) applies.

This course is for staff working within the Cornwall healthcare economy. If you work outside Cornwall and are interested in this course, please email [email protected]


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