Review decision date: January 2015

Review decision: 

Following the recent surveillance review which checks  the need to update CG108, an update will be scheduled into the work programme. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage in due course. No further checks of this guideline will be scheduled until this update is published.

Next review date: TBC

This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG5 (published July 2003).

It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people with chronic heart failure. New and updated recommendations are included on diagnosis, pharmacological treatment, monitoring and rehabilitation.

For more information, see the evidence for the 2010 recommendations and the evidence for the 2003 recommendations.

Your responsibility

The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, professionals are expected to take this guideline fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or service users. The application of the recommendations in this guideline is not mandatory and the guideline does not override the responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian.

Local commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to enable the guideline to be applied when individual health professionals and their patients or service users wish to use it. They should do so in the context of local and national priorities for funding and developing services, and in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities. Nothing in this guideline should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.

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