Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme is one of only 51 in the UK to be rated as outstanding – ultimately helping provide the best care for our patients.
Our Trust was one of only 51 out of almost 200 to get the outstanding rating, and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Sister/Team Leader, Clair Jones couldn’t be more proud.
Clair said: “Personally as a manager I would like to thank the whole team for their hard work and commitment.
“Achieving this certification is certainly something to celebrate and to share more widely with the Trust.
"We're all committed to achieving the best outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease irrespective of where they live."
Clair went on to say how Information Analyst, Ryan Mathers worked with her and the team.
“Ryan has been with us all the way, making sure our data is recorded accurately and liaising with his contacts in York where the numbers are crunched.
“We really couldn’t have done it without him”.
The standards/key performance indicators (KPIs) we have to meet are set by the (BACPR) British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and The National Audit Certification Programme Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR).
As well as proving we comply with all our audit information we have to also demonstrate we work to a certain set of standards including:
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), including nurses, physios, occupational therapists and fitness instructors
- Making sure the whole team are achieving all their core competencies
- Offering a wide-variety of exercises (some of the things we offer CHFT patients include chair based, gym based, Tai Chi and aerobic programmes)
The team are guided by the NACR and BACPR strategic project supporting cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation services to achieve the best possible outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease irrespective of where they live.
There are 7 KPIs that must be achieved to gain Certification and a National Audit and questionnaire that needs filling in for each patient.