Table 1

The six standards for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation1

The standards
Standard OneThe delivery of six core components by a qualified and competent multidisciplinary team, led by a clinical coordinator.
Standard TwoPrompt identification, referral and recruitment of eligible patient populations.
Standard ThreeEarly initial assessment of individual patient needs which informs the agreed personalised goals that are reviewed regularly.
Standard FourEarly provision of a structured cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programme (CPRP), with a defined pathway of care, which meets the individual’s goals and is aligned with patient preference and choice.
Standard FiveOn programme completion, a final assessment of individual patient needs and demonstration of sustainable health outcomes.
Standard SixRegistration and submission of data to the National Audit for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR) and participation in the National Certification Programme for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NCP_CR).