Heart failure


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Advisory Panel

Angie Rogers
Medical Sociologist, Royal Holloway College, London
Anne Williams
BHF Nurse Specialist, Eccleshill Clinic, West Yorkshire
Derek Masters
Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital
Dr Richard Lehman
GP, Banbury
Dr Simon Gibbs
Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital
Jackie Lodge
Head of Cardiac Care, British Heart Foundation
Helen Jackson
Consultant Nurse in Heart Failure, Oxford Universities NHS Trust, The John Radcliffe Hospital.

Acknowledgements and thanks
We are very grateful to all the participants who shared their experiences for this project. We would like to thank the following people for their help with recruitment: Dr Ahmet Fuat
GP and GPSI Cardiology, Jennifer Jay Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Damaris Darby Senior Cardiovascular Research Nurse, Marion Elliot Senior Nurse Cardiac Rehabilitation, Michelle Booth British Heart Foundation.

Thanks to Heart to Herts, Redditch Hale and Hearties, Solihull Heart Support Group, Heartbeat (Oxon), Hearts and Souls, Throb, Heartbeat (East Suffolk), Brave Hearts. 

Supported by:
The initial research and website was funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The 16 new interviews added in 2016 were part of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (Reference: RP-PG-1210-12012).The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health



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