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