How to join the SHFNF

Information on how you can join the SHFNF.

Find out information about our memberships, and how to submit your application.

About the SHFNF

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.


We offer a full SHFNF membership for nurses within Scotland when their clinical work involves heart failure patients >50% of their time. We also offer an affiliate membership for any clinician with an interest in heart failure, including those who live outside Scotland. Please complete the membership options on the application form.

  1. Fill in the application form on the website and follow sending directions
  2. Applications are discussed remotely with the SHFNF committee who make a decision on membership according to the SHFNF constitution
  3. Once the decision is reached the nominee is contacted and informed of the decision

Apply for membership on our website

If successful, applicants should follow the process below:

  1. You will be contacted by a member of the committee and be given an account on this website, where you can make your £30.00 annual payment.
  2. Once the payment is received your account will be activated in order for you to access the members only content.

Important: the membership payment covers you until the September of the following year and MUST be renewed at this date (i.e. no matter when you join in the year).