NHS National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation

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The NHS England National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR) is commissioned through NHS Arden & Gem and hosted by the University of York. The NACR Steering Group is representative of stakeholders and beneficiaries including clinicians, patients, commissioners and NHS England policy team members.

NACR aims to:

  1. 1. Monitor quality of service provision Monitor cardiovascular rehabilitation (CR) service provision across Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and Clinical Networks to support delivery of good quality and effective services, to evidence-based standards, for the benefit of all eligible patients.

  2. 2. Map Map the extent and quality of CR provision and report on inequalities in delivery against key service indicators for over 320 programmes in the UK.

  3. 3. Support Improve service provision of CR via targeted research to determine the effectiveness of routinely delivered CR services on patient agreed outcomes, cardiovascular disease risk profiles and health and social care utilisation.

  4. 4. Audit Use the audit to benchmark CR programmes to agreed standards via the National Certification Programme for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NCP_CR), run in partnership with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)

  5. 5. Tailor and evaluate NHS funding for CR Identify inequalities in service delivery and use this data to inform NHS England spending on CR. Evaluate the impact of NHS funding for CR service delivery

Main Reporting Areas -

 The University of York