September 2018: Changes have been made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on chronic heart failure in adults. Statements 2 and 3 were amended and the source guidance throughout has been updated.
February 2016: This quality standard was updated and statements prioritised in 2011 were replaced.
Statements are marked as [new 2016] or [2011, updated 2016]:
[new 2016] if the statement covers a new area for quality improvement
[2011, updated 2016] if the statement covers an area for quality improvement included in the original quality standard and has been updated.
Statements 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 in the 2011 version have been updated and included in the 2016 quality standard, marked as [2011, updated 2016].
Statements from the 2011 version (numbered 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13) that are no longer considered national priorities for improvement but may still be useful at a local level are included after the updated statements in the list of quality statements section.
The 2011 quality standard for chronic heart failure is available as a pdf.
Minor changes since publication
June 2017: Statements from the 2011 version that are no longer national priorities but may be useful locally have been moved to the list of quality statements section.