Heart Failure Nurse

The Heart Failure Nurse Service aims to enhance the care of patients with a diagnosis of heart failure, improving quality of life and ultimately preventing avoidable admissions to hospital. This is achieved by focusing on improving patient self-management, through education and support.

The service provides both on-going clinical management of the condition by nurse prescribing, self-management advice and actively encourages the involvement of the family and carers.

Where service is based

Leighton Buzzard Health Centre
25 Bassett Road
Leighton Buzzard

Areas covered: Central Bedfordshire (not including North Bedfordshire)

Hours of operation

Monday 08.00-16.00
Tuesday 09.00-17.00
Wednesday 09.00-17.00
Thursday 08.00-16.00
Friday 09.00-17.00

How to contact service

Leighton Buzzard Health Centre

Telephone: 01525 751100
Fax: 01525 751101
Heart Failure Specialist Nurse – Michelle Hammett:

Telephone: 07768244036
Email: michelle.hammett@nhs.net

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Healthcare professional (hospital)
  • Community matron
  • Community nurse
  • Practice nurse (GP)

Self referrals to this service  can only be accepted if patient has been seen previously.