Freedom from failure: heart failure through the lens of population health

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At a time when deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke are markedly declining, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, deaths from heart failure are increasing. The management of this devastating long-term condition is estimated to account for 2 per cent of the entire NHS budget, with 70 per cent of this spent on acute hospital admissions. Both prevalence and incidence of heart failure increase steeply with increasing age and with deprivation but outcomes for patients are improved with earlier diagnosis and treatment.  

Join us for this free online event, where we will consider how heart failure is a growing population health problem and the solutions to help overcome the challenges this condition presents. These include preventing the underlying causes of heart failure, as well as identifying risk factors for the condition, such as access to diagnosis, particularly for older people and those from more deprived communities. 

The event is intended for health care professionals, policy-makers and those with an interest in long-term health conditions or sustainability in health and care. 

Event partner

This event is held in partnership with the British Society for Heart Failure. If you're interested in partnering with us on an online event please email Kieran at or call him on 020 7307 2485.

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Professor Amitava Banerjee

Professor Amitava Banerjee

Professor of Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London


Professor Durka Dougall

Senior Consultant and Programme Director, Leadership and Organisational Development, The King's Fund

Jayne Masters

Jayne Masters

Senior Heart Failure Nurse, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Lisa Anderson

Dr Lisa Anderson

Heart Failure Consultant, Cardiovascular Clinical Academic Group, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St. George's, University of London and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Rosita Zakeri

Dr Rosita Zakeri

Senior Lecturer, King's College London and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, King's College Hospital and Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust


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