Cardiac rehabilitation services
This is an extract from the commissioning guide. The complete commissioning guide is available at www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cmg40
4 Specifying a cardiac rehabilitation service
Commissioning cardiac rehabilitation, underpinned by NICE guidance and the NICE quality standard for chronic heart failure, is likely to contribute to the achieving outcomes under domains 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the NHS Outcomes framework 2011/12 by:
providing a comprehensive package of support including exercise, education and psychological support
providing education and advice to enable people with cardiovascular disease to manage their own condition
providing cardiac rehabilitation in a timely manner following an admission to hospital for myocardial infarction and cardiac revascularisation.
The key components of effective cardiac rehabilitation are:
Service models can be found in section 4.6.