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Heart Smart

The Exercise Referral Scheme also includes a Heart Smart Cardiac Rehab Scheme. This is targeted at people who are recovering from heart problems or heart surgery. The aim is to enable individuals to achieve and maintain better health and lifestyle by promoting and supporting individuals to engage in an exercise programme which will assist them in their daily lives.

Participants are offered safe and effective exercise:

  • Under the guidance of a qualified B.A.C.P.R (British Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation) exercise professional
  • At a reduced cost
  • At Catmose Sports Centre

Referral Process

There are 2 ways you can be referred onto the Heart Smart Scheme:

Hospital Referral:

Individuals must have completed their Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation programme at their hospital. If you are eligible, the cardiac rehab team will complete the Phase IV referral form which will be sent to the district Exercise Referral Coordinator, who will contact you to arrange a consultation.

GP Referral:

If you have been diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and meet the eligibility criteria listed above, please contact your healthcare professional. If you are eligible and they feel it is appropriate, they will refer you to the district Exercise Referral Coordinator, who will contact you to arrange a consultation.

Amy Hammond

Exercise Referral Coordinator

Telephone
01572 758200