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BACPR/NACR Certification

The BACPR-NACR National Certification Programme (NCP_CR) was launched in June 2015, with 16 sites taking part in the initial pilot. The NCP_CR aims to quality assure the delivery of CR against nationally agreed minimum standards.

There are currently 38 Certified Programmes, as of January 2018, who have successfully gone through the NCP_CR process. They are listed below - click on the name to be taken to details of their programme:

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (Bridgend) (Bridgend)

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (Neath / Port Talbot) (Port Talbot)

Aneurin Bevan Health Board Rehab Service - South (Newport)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Ystrad Mynach)

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (North Gwent Cardiac Rehab & Aftercare) (Abergavenny)

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (Belfast)

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (Brighton)

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Wycombe) (High Wycombe)

Burton Hospitals NHS Trust (Burton on Trent)

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (Calderdale) (Halifax)

Central & West London CR Services (Imperial) (London)

City Health Care Partnership CIC (Hull)

CMMC, Manchester Heart Centre (Manchester)

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Chester)

Cwm Taf Health Board Cardiac Rehab Programme (North) (Merthyr Tydfil)

Cwm Taf University Health Board (Royal Glamorgan Hospital) (Llanstrisant)

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Worksop)

Ealing Cardiac Health & Rehabilitation Services (Imperial) (London)

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (Royal Blackburn / Burnley) (Blackburn)

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cardiac Disease Risk Management (Camberley)

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Alton) (Alton)

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Winchester and Andover) (Winchester)

Heart Haven Cardiac Rehab Services (Whitehaven)

Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust (London)


Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust (Kettering)

Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Broomfield) (Chelmsford)

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Cambridge)

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough) (Peterborough)

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust (Guildford)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - Ulster Hospital (Belfast)

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust (Southport and Formby District General Hospital) (Southport)

UCLH Cardiovascular Health & Rehabilitation Department (London)

University Hospital of South Manchester, Cardiac Rehabilitation Service (Manchester)

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (Coventry) (Coventry)

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (Hospital of St Cross) (Rugby)

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust (Bury St Edmunds)

Wirral Heart Support Centre, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust (Birkenhead)

How To Apply:

Programmes need to be entering data on the NACR database, and have a full 12 months of recent data, in order to apply for certification. If you want to find out how your programme is performing, and how close to meeting the NACR data minimum standards you are, please contact us to obtain a data report (email:

The Guidance Notes for applying, are also attached here:

Guidance Notes

The Application form can be obtained from the BACPR - email:

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