Let’s get moving: revised commissioning guidance

April 12, 2012

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 16 March 2012

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This guidance is intended to help commissioners establish the best model locally, and identify the most appropriate service providers to deliver the intervention and local health outcomes.

Length of publication: 68 pages plus associated documents

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: National Heart Forum weekly e-news briefing 28 March 2012

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National cardiovascular disease (CVD) profiles

April 6, 2011

Source: South East Public Health Observatory

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Statistics

In a nutshell: The profiles for each PCT and Cardiac Network in the country can be downloaded, showing incidence, mortality, risk factors, treatments and costs. Intended to help assessment of the impact of these factors on the local population and services, and to inform the commissioning and planning process.

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.


Cardiac rehabilitation commissioning pack

November 10, 2010

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 21 October 2010

Publication type: Press release and resources

In a nutshell:  The pack consists of a service specification, a costing tool, procurement advice and templates to assist Commissioners – whether existing PCT or shadow GP Commissioning bodies.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus supporting documents

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.


National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR) annual statistical report 2010

November 8, 2010

Source: National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This is the 4th national audit of cardiac rehabilitation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It  found increased levels of participation and significantly reduced waiting times. Cardiac rehabilitation is a cost-effective, evidence-based approach to managing a long-term condition.

Length of publication: 52 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 Heart Foundation


Cardiac Rehabilitation Masterclass, Leeds, July 2010

August 11, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This webpage links to a summary report and all the presentations from the Masterclass, which focussed on showing commissioners and providers a systematic approach to delivering comprehensive and effective cardiac rehabilitation.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus

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.

 


A guide to commissioning cardiac surgical services

March 10, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement

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Date of publication: February, 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: In 2008-9, eight NHS trusts were involved as demonstration sites to test out new approaches to care and improvements to patient services. This publication provides examples of where these sites have delivered innovation within their service.

Length of publication: 60 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.


Access to cardiac care in the UK

June 9, 2009

Source: British Cardiovascular Society

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Date of publication: May, 2009

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Maps regional access to cardiac care services, analysing population access, variations and inequalities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 2000 to 2006. Looks at future need and levels of growth in interventions from 2006 to 2020.

Length of publication: 113 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: Produced by Oxford Healthcare Associates, jointly commissioned by the BCS, British Heart Foundation, and the Cardio and Vascular Coalition.