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