Have you had a Cardiac Event 6 months prior to Covid-19 or in the last 6 months?(Since September 2020)
If so, we would really value your input to help us to understand the current Cardiac Rehabilitation Care that the population of Birmingham & Solihull receive.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a programme of exercise, education, and psychological support. It has been shown to:
Reduce hospital admissions
Reduce the number of cardiovascular disease related deaths
Reduce the risk of further cardiovascular events
Improve quality of life
Nationally, only half of all patients eligible for this service access it. There are many reasons for this, and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning group, along with other NHS partners are keen to understand why. We intend to work with our partners to act on feedback, and support patients to access and complete these programmes in a way that is most suitable for them.
You can help us do this by following the link below & completing a short questionnaire, your answers will remain anonymous and outcomes of this questionnaire will be shared on the Health Hearts website.
Dr Justin Varney
Director of Public Health
at Birmingham City Council
Discussing cardiovascular disease and:
- What small steps we can take in our daily lives improve heart health
- Signs to looks out for
- Useful tools available on the Healthy Hearts website to support changes.
Follow the link below to learn more about lifestyle choices
Together we can
beat heart disease
Health services, local authorities, charities and other partners across Birmingham and Solihull's initiative brings our local GPs and hospital specialists together to help prevent people having a heart attack or stroke. We are working together to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The best thing we can all do to stay well is to adopt healthy behaviours in our everyday lives.
We can also do more to prevent, find and manage conditions that increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, such as;
- Atrial Fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol