Chronic heart failure (CHF) is becoming increasingly common in Australia and results in thousands of hospitalisations and deaths each year. Primary Care plays an important role in keeping people well in the community. Through a multidisciplinary approach and building workforce capacity within primary care, we’re hoping to improve care for people living with CHF.
WA Primary Health Alliance recently hosted a webinar, The heart of it – chronic heart failure in general practice, exploring the social and economic factors impacting the prevalence of chronic heart failure in WA, best-practice guidelines for the management of chronic heart failure, and the role of primary care in caring for people with chronic heart failure.
Attendees from general practice, pharmacy, allied health and other health professions were provided with evidence-based information and tools to help prioritise person-centred care plans, to work with a multidisciplinary team approach and use available resources such as the Heart Foundation’s heart failure resources to proactively manage chronic heart failure.
The webinar also covered an overview of current initiatives, including East Metropolitan Health Service’s Recommendation #13 Project, and WA Primary Health Alliance’s primary care led project to support chronic heart failure patients living in the City of Armadale and the Midwest region.
“The webinar was a great opportunity for GPs, allied health professionals and others interested in the topic to learn more about the management of chronic heart failure in primary care and the wide range of resources available to clinicians and patients.”
– Kiera Collier, WA Primary Health Alliance Program Coordinator – Chronic Heart Failure
“These events provide an opportunity for health professionals to receive relevant, up-to-date information delivered by subject matter experts, and engage with initiatives in their region.”
-Bernadette Kenny, WA Primary Health Alliance General Manager Primary Care Innovation & Development
To find out more about WAPHA’s primary care led Chronic Heart Failure Pilot Project, please contact Kiera.Collier@wapha.org.au