Physical activity statistics 2015

February 10, 2015

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: January 2015

Publication type: Statistics

In a nutshell: This is an update of the 2012 publication by the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention. The new report highlights the importance of physical activity to cardiovascular health. It documents physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour of children and adults in the UK. Statistics are grouped by region and by household income, as well as by type of activity. Comparisons are given with EU statistics. There is also a chapter on cardiac rehabilitation.

Length of publication: 124 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

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Secondary prevention for patients after a myocardial infarction: summary of updated NICE guidance

November 20, 2013

Source: BMJ, 13th November 2013

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Practice guidelines

In a nutshell: The 2007 guidelines on secondary prevention after an MI have been revised. This article summarises the most recent recommendations by NICE.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.


British standards and core components for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation

August 9, 2013

Source: Heart, 2013, 99 (15) p. 1069-1071

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Date of publication: August 2013

Publication type: Standards

In a nutshell: This scientific statement from BACPR lists seven service standards and seven core components for delivering a cardiac rehabiliation service. It outlines current and future challenges, national and local factors for assuring quality and current gaps in service delivery.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation