Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum

The SHFNF is an independent organisation of registered nurses who work primarily in the specialist management of heart failure.


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SHFNF membership

Our membership is representative of every health board area in Scotland. Heart failure is a life-limiting condition, and people can live with disabling and isolating symptoms for many years. This organisation is dedicated to supporting the nurses caring for the heart failure population.

We aim to share best practice, provide educational opportunities, and set the standard for heart failure nursing care in Scotland. We welcome new members, and hope you enjoy and learn from the information that this website provides

Why join the SHFNF?

Your membership fee allows the SHFNF to remain independent and able to attract a high calibre of speakers to our educational meeting of which, attendance remains free for our members. SHFNF Membership also provides regular updates and mailings and access to our national network for sharing best practice, seeking support and advice.

With our full membership, you are also entitled to apply for SHFNF Grants up to the maximum amount of £250.00 to support educational development such as accredited modules or attendance at national/European educational meetings and events.

Recent news

SHFNF Webinar 24th March 2021
Posted on 22 March, 2021

BSH COVID 19 Resources
Posted on 13 October, 2020

BHF- A Blueprint for Change
Posted on 13 October, 2020

Upcoming events

SHFNF Webinar 24th March 2021
Posted on 22 March, 2021

SHFNF Webinar
Posted on 13 October, 2020

Information for patients

If you are currently undergoing treatment for heart failure, we have assembled some partner resources that may be useful.


Practical resources

Information and support links