The Dutch Association for Cardiology unites cardiologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease and acts on their behalf in policy-making in the field of cardiovascular care throughout the field.
To be able to carry out this mission, the NVVC is facilitating, stimulating and guiding, and seeks cooperation with those institutions / bodies that can (also) contribute to the development of the quality of cardiovascular care in the Netherlands.
The NVVC is of the opinion that every resident in the Netherlands has a right to and access to good, safe, efficient and innovative care and all members make a substantial contribution to this by providing excellent care. This is reflected in the results where the care provided is visible and transparent. In this way, accountability is made to patients and society.
The NVVC sees it as its task to independently facilitate and encourage quality development professionals. Good training, the exchange of information, the realization of meetings for the purpose of forming opinions and the exchange of experiences, but also registration, development of guidelines, indicators, volume standards and accreditation are essential in this.
The NVVC ensures that the attention for high-quality cardiological care is permanently present, both with care professionals and with external parties such as the government. The NVVC wants to lead the way in the development of quality policy within the Federation of Medical Specialists in the Netherlands in collaboration with other scientific associations.
In addition, the NVVC has a substantial input into the policy for prevention, acute and elective care and the care for the chronically ill in the field of cardiovascular disease.