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Cardiac Rehabilitation

A nurse helps a patient to walkThe OUH Cardiac Rehabilitation Team is based on two sites - the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Horton General Hospital, Banbury.

Across these sites we have a small team of nurses and exercise physiologists. We also work closely with other lead health professionals who form part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). This includes a Principal Clinical Psychologist who provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

The aim of the service is to provide cardiac patients who fulfill the referral criteria a patient-centered service in order to optimise health and wellbeing, thus enhancing quality of life and reducing the risk of recurrent cardiac events.

Oxfordshire patients admitted to the Oxford University Hospitals with a heart attack, and following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, are automatically referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team. We will also accept appropriate referrals from consultants, GPs and specialist nurses.

The objective of the OUH cardiac rehabilitation service is to provide a high quality evidence-based service which is 'menu based', meaning that patients can access one or all of the following according to their individual need:

  • individual assessments with a cardiac rehabilitation nurse whilst in hospital, for heart disease prevention, symptom management, risk factor management and lifestyle advice
  • individualised patient goals
  • a copy of the BMA award-winning Cardiac rehabilitation - information booklet and personal plan (please see Cardiac patient leaflets)
  • advice on how to stop smoking
  • telephone follow-up, Primary PCI clinics and locally based pre-exercise assessment clinics
  • group education sessions at the John Radcliffe and Horton for patients and their carers: these sessions aim to address unhelpful misconceptions about cardiac illness as well as including lifestyle advice, risk factor management, medications and dealing with psychological issues such as anxiety and depression
  • supervised exercise sessions at the Horton General Hospital, Banbury and in Oxford City, Witney and Abingdon
  • referral for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) if appropriate
  • advice on the long term management of their cardiac condition.

Contact us

JR Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager

Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses (JR)

  • Tel: 01865 222695 / 01865 220030 / 01865 220032
    Fax: 01865 220920

Horton Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager

Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses (Horton)

  • Tel: 01295 229753
    Fax: 01295 229754

Administrators (JR)

Administrators (Horton)