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British Heart Foundation
Health & Scoial Care Information Centre

   National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR)


The NACR is funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and is hosted by the University of York in collaboration with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). In its role as the official audit for NHS cardiac rehabilitation programmes in the UK the NACR aims to:

  • Drive innovation in cardiovascular rehabilitation locally, nationally and internationally

  • Map the extent of cardiac rehabilitation provision across the UK

  • Report annually, at clinical commissioning group level and health boards, on uptake and clinical outcomes for over 300 programmes in the UK

  • Define the typical gains for patients to expect from top performing programmes

  • Highlight and reduce inequalities in provision and outcome

  • Disseminate audit findings to service providers and the public

  • Inform clinical guidance, policy, commissioners and practice standards

  • Design and implement research to determine the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation services in optimising patient outcome and preventing further cardiovascular disease.

NACR Annual Statistical Report 2013
NACR 2013 Report on Staffing

NACR Annual Report 2014: In previous years the NACR Annual Report has been published at the end of September. This year, due to changes to the content of the report and alignment with new regional boundaries, the report will be published at the end of November. Publication will be in November in future years also.

We would very much like to thank the NACR Steering Committee for their continued support and expertise in shaping recent developments. They are Professor Nick Black (NACR Audit Adviser), Mel Clark (Patient Representative), Frances Divers (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian), Dr Jane Flint (Cardiologist), Professor Gill Furze (BACPR President), Dr Chris Gale (MINAP Audit Representative), Julie Henderson (Head of Clinical Audit Support Unit, HSCIC), 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 (BACPR Audit Representative), Dr Joe Mills (Incoming President BACPR and Cardiologist), Julie Thomas (Chair of the All Wales Cardiac Rehab Group), Irene Thomson (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian), Iain Todd (Scotland Representative, NHS Lothian), Dr Sally Turner (NACR User Representative) and Alyson Whitmarsh (HSCIC).

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