Quality standard

This quality standard covers assessing, diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

NICE has also published a quality standard on acute heart failure.

In September 2018, this quality standard was updated to reflect changes to the updated NICE guideline on chronic heart failure in adults. Statements 2 and 3 were amended and the source guidance throughout has been updated.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. They apply in England and Wales (see the UK government website and Welsh government website). Decisions on how they apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland are made by ministers in the Scottish government and Northern Ireland Executive.

Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.