Professor Christi Deaton (University of Cambridge) was interviewed by BBC East about her SPCR funded research on the management of patients with heart failure.
The current study aims to develop an optimised management programe, based in primary care, in collaboration with specialist services. "To develop this programme our study will seek to better understand the needs and experiences of patients with HFpEF, their management in primary care and important outcomes. We will integrate findings from research with the expertise of clinicians and patients to develop the programme of optimised management" said Christi.
Earlier research on HFpEF (Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care) was published in the BJGP 'The tip of the iceberg: finding patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in primary care'. An additional SPCR qualitative study aimed to better understand heart failure, conditions affecting patients, their needs for support, experience of treatment, and if they have problems acquiring hospital care has just completed.