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Committee on Patient Care

Learn about the purpose of this committee and who the members are

The committee on patient care aims to improve the organization and content of multidisciplinary clinical care throughout the patient’s journey, focussing on patient well-being, reducing morbidity and prolonging survival.


Prof. A. Hoes, FESC, Utrecht (NL) email


T McDonagh FESC (London, GB)

J Riley NFESC (London, GB)

J Boyne NFESC (Maastricht, NL)

J Murin FESC (Bratislava, SK)

A Clark (Kingston upon Hull, GB)

R Gardner FESC (Glasgow, GB)

G Filippatos FESC (Athens, GR) (ex-officio)

E Lambrinou NFESC (Nicosia, CY)

M Crespo Leiro FESC (La Coruna, ES)

J Gallagher (Gorey, IE)

F Rutten (Utrecht, NL)

I Uchmanowicz (Wrocaw, PL)


To facilitate and encourage multidisciplinary heart failure care in Europe. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Educational meetings and development of curricula.
  • Publications relating to delivery of heart failure care
  • Facilitating research
  • Resource for patient care


  • Publishing: publication in 2015 of several papers
  • Nurse Training grant for PhD students
  • Run a 3rd workshop on patient management in 2016
  • Research activity on the flu vaccine with national heart failure societies
  • Work on the curriculum for heart failure nurses


 A scientific statement on Palliative Care in Heart Failure has been published by the HFA (Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 May;11(5):433-443). The document is the outcome of the HFA Workshop on Palliative Care in Heart Failure, held in November 2007, an initiative of the former HFA Study Group on Advanced Heart Failure.

Read the full text


Self-care management of heart failure: practical recommendations from the Patient Care Committee of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology

European Journal of Heart Failure: Volume 13: Issue 2: Februry 2011

European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association

Standards for delivering heart failure care

European Journal of Heart Failure: Advance Access