Services available include a community heart failure service, a family-based coronary disease prevention and rehabilitation programme, and community cardiac rehabilitation depending on the area of Birmingham in which you live.
Services are currently offered in north, east, central and west Birmingham but not in the south of the city.
Who is it for?
The service is currently offered in the central and west and east and north localities only. Therefore only patients registered with GPs in these areas may be referred with the exception of a Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation programme, which is available and funded by Solihull Primary Care Trust.
Referrals for the community heart failure service will be accepted for patients with a diagnosis heart failure and a cardiologist management plan.
Referrals for the primary prevention and rehabilitation services will be accepted for patients requiring cardiac rehabilitation, with diagnosed vascular conditions and patients identified by the vascular screening programme as being at risk of developing cardiovascular disease within 10 years.
Who delivers it?
The heart failure service is delivered by community heart specialist nurses in community clinic settings, or where appropriate, through home visits. Support to secondary care clinics is also provided.
The cardiac rehabilitation programmes are delivered by community cardiac specialist nurse, exercise physiologist and specialist dietician, with the support of a consultant cardiologist.
See below for more information about where services are delivered in East, North, Central and West Birmingham. Coronary heart disease services are not currently available in South Birmingham.