We are a multidisciplinary team specialising in assessment, care planning, treatment, rehabilitation and education of adults with confirmed diagnosis of heart failure along with their families and carers. We also offer cardiac rehabilitation for patients with cardiac conditions such as acute coronary syndrome; stable heart failure; stable angina; following heart surgery.
Our aim is to provide evidence-based treatment, to improve the quality of life of our patients and to prevent unnecessary GP or hospital attendances. We maintain effective communication with GPs and Hospital Cardiologists, keeping them up to date on any treatment decisions regarding patient care. Our team consists of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist and rehabilitation assistants.
Patient contact phone number: 0333 241 4242
Patients can be seen in a range of settings including their own homes, clinics, GP practices, Nelson Health Centre, Birches Polyclinic or at the Wimbledon Leisure Centre.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Phone: 0333 300 0950 (patient line)
Our heart nurse service requires standard patient and referrer information, including NHS number, contact and address details. We also require the following information.
Phone: 0333 300 2350
This service is for patients:
Clinics run at the following locations:
20 Bridge Ln, London SW11 3AD
66 Eastwood St, London SW16 6PX
8C Victoria Dr, London SW19 6AE
The Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Service (West Hertfordshire) provides a comprehensive package of care to patients with coronary heart disease and heart failure. It supports people to confidently return to their chosen lifestyle and activities and reduce their risk factors for a further cardiac event.
The service uses medical evaluation, prescribed exercise programmes, health information sessions and emotional and psychological support to make lifestyle changes to achieve on-going health and wellbeing.
The cardiac rehabilitation programme is run by a specialist multidisciplinary team comprised of a dietitian, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and exercise instructors. We offer support tailored to the needs of the individual to come to terms with their cardiac condition and improve their cardiac health.
Evidence shows that attending a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme leads to an overall improvement in health by reducing the risk factors for heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.
Patients who have attended the programme say they feel more informed and motivated to make lifestyle changes leading to an improved quality of life, often feeling ‘better than before’.
Before starting the nine week group programme patients have an individual initial assessment with a cardiac rehabilitation clinician to discuss their progress and concerns and to develop a personal health plan, including goals, for the programme.
We aim to make the programme as relaxed and enjoyable as possible while making steps towards rebuilding confidence and adopting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Patients are referred from Watford General Hospital or tertiary hospitals following a cardiac event. Patients with heart failure are referred through Cardiology Consultants and Heart Failure Specialist Nurses.
If a GP wishes to make a referral a letter would be required with the reason for referral and an updated summary of the patient’s condition and medical history. This would include their most recent hospital discharge summary and an echocardiogram report if available. Referrals would need to be within one year of the cardiac event.
Phone: 03000 200 656
Referral email: CLCHT.firstname.lastname@example.org