Update on heart failure management in primary care

Dear colleagues

We are holding a one-day meeting aimed at GPs and the wider team within primary care in the Staffordshire region at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute on Thursday 24 September 2015.

Topics will include:

• Heart Failure Management

• Cardiac Devices and Rehabilitation

• Atrial Fibrillation

• Overview of NICE guidelines

• Audit tools


To enhance the relationship between primary, secondary and tertiary care for the benefit of our patients with chronic heart failure.


1. To update delegates on pathways and services available for patients with signs and symptoms of heart failure.

2. To update delegates on optimal strategies for the management of heart failure and how to achieve this through a collaboration of primary, secondary and tertiary care

3. To provide information on the management of common coexisting conditions such as atrial fibrillation to enhance care delivery

To register please email: rs.watcvg@medtronic.com and include the following information:

• Your name

• Title

• Practice/Hospital

• Email address

This meeting has been fully funded by contributions from Course Directors:

Dr Ash Patwala, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)

Mr Paul Stern, Lead Practitioner for Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation, UHNM



09:00 Coffee and Registration

09:30 Welcome and introduction Dr Ash Patwala

SESSION ONE Chair: Dr Steve Fawcett

09:40 Heart Failure – Slowly I Rise Dr Dargoi Satchi

10:10 Discussion

10:25 Cardiac Device and NICE Guidelines Dr Ash Patwala

10:45 Cardiac Rehabilitation Mr Paul Stern

10:55 Discussion

11:10 Refreshments

11:30 CRT audit in a GP practice Dr Susan Kemsley

12:00 Heart Failure with preserved Ejection fraction in primary care Dr Simon Duckett

12:30 Discussion

12:45 Lunch

SESSION TWO Chair: Dr Steve Fawcett

13:45 Atrial fibrillation management: from diagnosis to treatment Dr Rhys Beynon

14:15 Discussion

14:30 Management of Heart failure in the young Dr Diane Barker

15:00 Discussion

15:15 Close


Dr Diane Barker, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM

Dr Rhys Beynon, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM

Dr Simon Duckett, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM and Leighton Hospital

Dr Steve Fawcett, Lead for Acute Care, Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Ash Patwala, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM

Mr Paul Stern, Lead Practitioner for Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation, UHNM

Dr Dargoi Satchi, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM

We hope you will be able to attend.


Kind regards

Dr Ash Patwala, Consultant Cardiologist, UHNM