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Services for people with chronic heart failure

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This guide for commissioners is a resource to assist commissioners, clinicians and managers to commission high quality and evidence based services across England.

NICE guidance provides evidence based recommendations about clinically effective and cost-effective treatments and interventions to improve health outcomes for individuals and local populations. Making commissioning decisions based on the best available evidence such as NICE guidance and accredited information from NHS Evidence can help commissioners ensure that they are using their resources effectively.

This guide for commissioners should be read together with the following NICE guidance and quality standards:

This guide for commissioners highlights any recommendations supporting cases for disinvestment or decommissioning by identifying treatments and interventions that do not add value, enabling commissioners to release resources or generate savings where appropriate.

Implementation of the guidance noted above is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement this guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to avoid unlawful discrimination and to have regard to promoting equality of opportunity. Nothing in the guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.

We are keen to improve the NICE guides for commissioners in order to better meet the needs of commissioners. Please send us your ideas for future topic-specific guides or other comments.

Read the NICE disclaimer for information on the use and accuracy of content on the NICE website.

A topic-specific advisory group was established to review and advise on the content of the guide for commissioners; details of membership can be found in section 8.

Date of publication: October 2011

This page was last updated: 22 November 2013

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