Development of a holistic patient-centred intervention to improve outcomes of older people living with frailty and chronic heart failure (CHF) – a multi-centre study

Frailty is common in patients with heart failure (HF) and predisposes to poor clinical outcomes and quality of life; yet there are no effective management strategies for this at-risk population.  This project aims to develop, pilot and evaluate a novel complex intervention incorporating an individualised exercise programme, dietary support and regular medication review to optimise care and improve outcomes of HF patients with frailty.  The student will co-design and produce the intervention with HF patients and their carers, as well as a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods.  Deadline for applications is 13th July 2022.