NPS MedicineWise is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health through the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Pathology Program to improve the way medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used (QUM grant).
Heart failure: an active role for GPs and patients aims to improve the quality use of medicines for patients with heart failure in primary care and transitions of care (from hospital to community). The program aims to improve health outcomes for people with heart failure (reducing preventable hospitalisations and mortality and improving quality of life) through improving consumer empowerment and health literacy and use of evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing heart failure in primary care. NPS MedicineWise has worked with the National Heart Foundation of Australia to develop this program.
Health professional resources
- Program landing page: Heart failure - taking an active role
- Educational visits for GPs (CPD accredited)
- Webinar on demand: Demystifying echocardiography in heart failure: GP and cardiologist Q&A
- Clinical tools and resources
- GP-mediated patient action plan Heart Failure: More than just the heart
- Online module / case study for pharmacists
- Videos Cardiologist John Atherton discusses how GPs can make a difference and Heart Foundation CEO John Kelly discusses the collaboration with NPS MedicineWise
- Quality Improvement Hub for heart failure: Practical information, tools and resources for general practice to implement quality improvement activities for heart failure
- Consumer fact sheet: Heart failure: what you need to know
- Consumer information:
- Website resources: Know your heart: Living with heart failure
- Consumer webinar / video series: Living with heart failure
- MedicineWise App