Synopsis on CR projects for NHS Improvement
Project Collaborative project between North West London CardioVascular
description: & Stroke Network and NWL Health Innovation & Education Cluster
to improve uptake of cardiac rehabilitation across NWL.
Project aim: To increase uptake of cardiac rehabilitation at Imperial College
Healthcare NHS Trust and Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
Objectives: Project 1:
To increase the number of GP referrals through creating an
informative video and leaflet to increase the number of patients
being referred and attending an initial assessment.
NHS Brent Cardiac Rehabilitation programme and NHS Harrow
Cardiac Rehabilitation programme, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
To increase the number of patients undertaking CR at Charing
Cross Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation programme who have
been referred from Charing Cross and Hammersmith hospital
wards through an informative video on CR aimed at patients prior
Charing Cross Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation programme,
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Progress: Held two events aimed at CR professionals across NWL to help
identify barriers to uptake of CR which could potentially be
resolved through improved communications and/or marketing
and to identify potential projects
Project proposals developed and submitted to NWLCSN and
NWL HIEC. Two projects covering three CR services were
selected from Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and Imperial
Colleague Healthcare NHS Trust
Identified pilot sites for both projects
Produced video on CR and its benefits aimed at GPs, patients
and carers. Involved CR professionals and patients.
Setting up initial pilot site meetings with the view to pilot project
from December 2011 until March 2012.
Plans for Sustain the communications interventions after
Length of Initial events held in November 2010 and February 2011. Project
project: scoping began after event in February 2011. Project pilots to
commence in December 2011/January 2012 and project to be
reviewed end of March 2012.
Contacts: Farah Irfan-Khan, NWLCSN 07931 350 266 farah.irfan-
Yvonne Robertson NWL HIEC
Susie PembertonAbigail Matsika