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Heart Diseases: Rehabilitation

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 73719, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to increase access to cardiac rehabilitation.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The NHS Long Term Plan committed to improve care and outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease. To increase access to cardiac rehabilitation, NHS England and NHS Improvement are accelerating lessons learned from the pandemic, such as the enhanced use of digital technology and a greater application of remote consultations. This includes additional targeted funding for local National Health Service teams to enhance existing cardiac rehabilitation services.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also partnered with University of Exeter to fund nationwide training of 60 cardiac healthcare professionals, to facilitate home based cardiac rehabilitation programmes, offering a choice of setting for heart failure patients.