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PCHF London: General Info

Course Dates 2023/2024

Year 1 (2023): 21-24 June, 11­ - 14 October

Year 2 (2024): 24-27 January, 10-13 April, 19 - 22 June, 9-12 October

Course Structure

The London Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure Management (PCHF) is a 2-year course consisting of 6 modules, each module with a 3.5-day duration. The course includes a total of 160 hours of classroom time and 140 hours of self-study, and its successful completion leads to a Certificate in Heart Failure Management.


Each of the modules will be followed by a multiple-choice examination. An examination can be repeated once, if the performance is unsatisfactory. The examinations of at least 5 modules will have to be passed successfully to be eligible for certification.

Course Language

The course will be held in English.

Organisation and Project Management

Zurich Heart House
Ruth Amstein, PhD, FESC / Christine Lohmann
Hottingerstrasse 14
CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 250 40 87 / +41 44 250 40 83
E-mail: /

Application Procedure

The candidates will be selected by members of the selection committee based on their interest in heart failure as documented in their motivation letter, rotations in a heart failure unit and/or publications in this field. Furthermore, career options in heart failure management as foreseen by their supervisor will be taken into consideration. Candidates at the end of their training or junior staff members will have priority among the applicants.

Applicants are asked to submit the following documents in English:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Grades of medical school
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letter of their supervisor
  • Outline of future career

Applications are now CLOSED!

Course Fee

The course fee is GBP 3600. Payment can be made in two instalments: GBP 2000 in 2023 and GBP 1600 in 2024. Travel and accommodation costs are not included and will have to be paid on an individual basis.
BCS and BSH members get a 10% discount!


London offers a great variety of hotels. The course organisation has therefore not reserved any hotels. Hotels can easily be found via the usual hotel booking platforms.

Course Venues

Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam Street, London, UK
Royal Brompton & Harefeld Hospitals