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This page contains materials produced by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH). On 1 July 2024, all adult and children’s community services in the London Borough of Hounslow provided by HRCH transferred to West London NHS Trust. Whilst we are in the process of re-producing these materials, patients and referrers can still refer to the information contained within them.

Cardiac rehabilitation supports patients to get back to as full a life as possible after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, heart surgery or stent procedure.

It also includes patients that have been diagnosed with heart failure or have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).

Our cardiac rehabilitation programme includes:

  • Exercise classes
  • Dietetics
  • Wellbeing support

Assessments and rehab classes

We will perform a cardiac rehabilitation initial assessment individually. We will discuss the different options of our service that the patient can choose to enrol.

The cardiac rehabilitation exercise programme is designed for patients living with coronary heart disease. This is delivered to a group of patients ranging between 6 to 15 patients in each class.

The eight-week programme includes supervised exercise to help patients recover quickly by introducing a healthier lifestyle tailored to patients' needs and by making appropriate lifestyle changes.

Advice and guidance for patients


All referrals should be made through the Single Point of Access service.

Referral form

Who is eligible to refer to the service?

  • Hospitals
  • GPs
  • Heart Failure Nurses


This service is for patients who are:

  • aged 18 and over
  • registered with a GP in Hounslow

Patients will be accepted who have had the following recent events:

  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Heart failure (heart failure with reduced ejection fraction)
  • Coronary revascularization
  • A cardiac device fitted (ICD or CRT)