British Heart Foundation

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Frimley Park Hospital) BACPR Certified


Address:

Cardiac Disease Risk Management, Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley,
Camberley Surrey GU16 7UJ


About the Programme

The Cardiac Disease Risk Management team offers advice and information to patients during their admission. Following discharge, telephone contact is made within 3 working days to discuss recovery and arrange an appointment in the Cardiac Disease Risk Management clinic within the next 2 weeks. If you have been referred to us via another hospital, for example following cardiac surgery, we will contact you by telephone after 2 weeks of that discharge. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we have not contacted you, it may be that we have not received your referral.

Contact

Elaine Allen T: 01276 526384 E: Elaine.allen5@nhs.net

Contact 2

Katherine White T: 01276 526384 E: Katherine.white14@nhs.net

Email For Referrals

fph-tr.CardiacRehab@nhs.net

What to expect
when you come

1/ Clinic appointment.
This is a hour long appointment with one of the team’s cardiac nurses and cardiac exercise professionals. It’s an opportunity for you to discuss your diagnosis and any symptoms or concerns you may have had since your discharge.

Assessment of your pulse, blood pressure, weight, height & waist will be done.

A review of your medications will be completed & recommendations made to your GP for any changes to these in line with current evidence and NICE guidelines.
Possible risk factors and lifestyle habits will be identified and goals agreed to facilitate healthier decisions for the future.
A physical assessment will be undertaken and may include a simple functional test.

Opportunity for individual Dietetic appointments with the team’s Dietician.
Assessment of psychological health. Opportunity for individual appointment with the team’s Clinical Psychologist.
A date for commencement of one of the 8 week Cardiac Disease Risk Management Programmes will be given.

2/ Cardiac Exercise and Education
Your BP and pulse are checked pre and post exercise.
Regular review of medication and risk factors will occur throughout the 8 weeks.
The exercise component includes a 10-15 minute warm up followed by 20 minutes of cardiovascular circuit based exercise and then a 10-15 minute cool down. The Cardiac Exercise Professionals are able to design the exercise to meet any individual needs.
Following this a 10-15 minute relaxation session takes place.
The education element is attached to each programme once a week and is a rolling programme as follows:
• Understanding Heart Disease – Cardiac Nurse
• Reducing your Risk for the Future – Cardiac Nurse
• Skills for life – Cardiac Nurse
• Exercise and Activity – Cardiac Exercise Professional
• Exercise for the Future – What next? - Cardiac Exercise Professional
• Healthy Eating for the Heart – Dietician
• Stress and Lifestyle – Clinical Psychologist
• Medication – Pharmacist

How long does it take

The programmes run for 8 weeks with attendance twice a week.
One session each week lasts for 1 ½ hours and the other for 2 ½ hours as it involves the education element

General information

Current venues are:

Frimley Park Hospital: Monday 11am to 1.30pm
Friday 12am to 1.30pm
Frimley Park Hospital: Tuesday 5.30pm to 7pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 8pm
Crossley Club, Lightwater: Monday 2.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday 1.30pm to 4pm
Aldershot Cricket Club: Tuesday 1pm to 2.30pm and 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 1pm to 3.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm
Mytchett Community Centre: Wednesday 9.30 - 11.30



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