Heart failure is a condition that is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure. Common symptoms of heart failure include breathlessness, fatigue and ankle swelling. The risk of developing heart failure can be reduced by maintaining a healthy lifestyle such as taking regular exercise, eating well and by not smoking.
The figure shows that the QOF prevalence of heart failure for most GP surgeries in NHS Crawley CCG is smaller than the modelled prevalence. However, in Coachmans Medical Practice and Bewbush Medical Centre, the recorded prevalence of heart failure is much higher than the modelled prevalence estimates.
QOF: 2015/16 (published in November 2016)
Practice Population: GP Practice Population (as at 31st March 2016)
Prevalence Model: Kent, Surrey and Sussex 2002/3 (Majeed et al)