National service framework: coronary heart disease

Sets out the government's quality standards for coronary heart disease care.

Applies to England



The ‘National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease’ is a 10 year strategy setting quality standards for coronary heart disease care, aiming to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke related deaths.

The NSF for coronary heart disease:

  • sets out formal standards of care that local health communities are expected to achieve
  • helps NHS organisations focus on treatments that have been proven to be the most clinically effective and that represent the best value for money
  • promotes regional networking across health communities and encourages health professionals (such as GPs, nurses, hospital doctors and social care professionals) to work more closely together
Published 14 March 2000