British Heart Foundation

   British Heart Foundation (BHF) National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation

NHS Digital


NACR Annual Statistics Report 2016

Welcome to the 10th Annual Statistical report on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) which, for the first time, reports patient outcomes at a named local programme level. The UK continues to lead the world in uptake to rehabilitation and prevention for patients following a cardiac event or procedure and has the largest national clinical audit working with clinical teams to improve the quality of CR delivery.

The BHF and the NACR Team would like to acknowledge the dedication, expertise and skills of the multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation teams across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and their commitment to improving the outcomes and health of cardiac patients. Your hard work and commitment to the NACR has led us to this landmark report emphasising local reporting of CR services and outcomes. We hope you find our Annual Report and Supplementary Reports useful in shaping your future service innovations. We welcome your feedback on how to improve our approach to local reporting in future.

Professor Patrick Doherty, Director of the NACR

Click here to download the New NACR Annual Report 2016.


2016 Programme List, Report on Staffing and Supplement Participation

These first three reports show: a) Centre Report - all programmes/sites on the NACR Rehab Register; b) Staffing - information as returned in the annual survey; c) Participation - inclusion of programmes/sites in the following data supplements, depending on completion of NACR data.

Centre Report
Staffing Report
Supplement Participation Report

2016 Named Local Level Reporting of Population Characteristics

This year, we have produced online supplements for key service indicators at a programme level. We have also produced a first programme level outcome supplement for 150 Minutes Physical Activity pre and post CR. The NACR team welcome feedback on this supplement to help inform reporting of the other patient outcomes at a named level next year.

Ethnicity Report
Marital Status Report
Employment Report
Comorbidities Report
Age and Gender Report
Time from referral to start of CR Report
Percentage Population with Pre and Post Assessments Report
Duration of CR Report
Exercise Outcome Report

We would very much like to thank the NACR Steering Committee for their continued support and expertise in shaping recent developments. They are: Alison Allen (Wales Representative), Martin Cassidy (NHS England), Mel Clark (Patient Representative), Frances Divers (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian), Trevor Fernandes (CCPUK), Dr Jane Flint (Cardiologist), Professor Gill Furze (Former BACPR President), Dr Chris Gale (MINAP Audit Representative), Julie Henderson (Head of Analytical Services, NHS Digital), Suzanne Indge (NACR Lead for the All Wales Cardiac Rehab Group), Catherine Kelly (BHF), Dr Mike Knapton (BHF), Alana Laverty (Northern Ireland Representative), Dr Gordon McGregor (Clinical Exercise Physiologist), Dr Joe Mills (BACPR President and Cardiologist), Julie Thomas (Chair of the All Wales Cardiac Rehab Group), Irene Thomson (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian), Iain Todd (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian) and Alyson Whitmarsh (Programme Manager, Audit Support Unit, NHS Digital).

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