Who are we?
We are a team of specialist nurses with extensive nursing experience and specialised cardiac skills.
We aim to contact you within 10 days of receiving your referral and arrange a convenient time to see you.
If you do not hear from us or have any concerns, please contact us. Some helpful numbers are given in this leaflet.
The Community Cardiac Specialist team offers high quality patient care, respecting individual wishes, beliefs and needs.
This involves working closely with your hospital, family doctor (GP) and other services, as well as your family, carers and friends.
We help you maintain and improve your quality of life.
We also listen to your views and comments and use them to develop and improve our community cardiac rehabilitation services for all our patients and their families.
How can we help?
We hope you are well on the way to recovery from your recent heart attack or cardiac surgery.
We understand this may be an anxious time for you and your family and you may welcome a little support or advice to support your recovery. We are here to help.
- advise the safest way to resume physical activity
- discuss medication issues
- offer reassurance, advice and support to help you make positive lifestyle changes, such as giving up smoking, changing your diet or becoming more active
- Provide expert individualised advice regarding modifying your risk factors for heart disease.
You may be interested in joining our exercise and education programme, based at some local hospitals, sports and leisure centres. We can give you more information when we see you.
How do I get referred to the service?
Patients are referred by Consultants, GPs, Community Nurses, Hospital Staff, and Specialist Centres such as Plymouth, Bristol and London.
Our first contact with you maybe a phone call or we may ask you to attend a clinic that is local and convenient to you and based within your locality.