Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention

Overview

On behalf of the New Zealand Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Group (NZCPR), welcome to the NZCPR web page.

The NZCPR Group meets once a year at the CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting, has telephone conferences three times a year, and aims to meet as smaller regional groups at least two-yearly for professional development days.

On this page you will find news and information about:

Upcoming Regional Professional Development Days

Friday 27th October 2017 – Full day session hosted at Auckland City Hospital (likely to be $10 cost for catering)

Please contact Wendy Marshall to register for the day. Further details to be posted soon

Current Projects

April 2017 Update

The NZCPR working group is currently leading (with input from the wider heart health community) and advising the New Zealand Regional Cardiac Networks and CSANZ in implementing:

  1. Key Performance Indicators*
  2. Minimum standards

* As part of a Northern Regional Alliance (NRA) initiative, a small working group has developed a pragmatic/straightforward approach to collection of CR data in New Zealand. The NZCPR working group has secured funding for the first two years and aims to have it implemented by all CR groups using the ANZACS-QI platform. This will allow the working group to benchmark and compare referral and uptake of CR across New Zealand. The second phase of this work will be to link the NHIs of those referred versus not referred and attended versus not attended, to national data sets to give more understanding of mortality benefits of CR, medication adherence, etc.

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Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the New Zealand Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Group

  • To maintain a network of health professionals, across disciplines and the healthcare environment, involved in promoting heart health, cardiac disease prevention and rehabilitation
  • To provide a conduit for information exchange among members
  • To promote and support professional development through conferences, workshops, scientific meetings and publications.
  • To encourage continuous improvement of CR programs in New Zealand
  • To advocate with district health board and ministry to ensure that appropriate resources are available for CR programs
  • To encourage professional collaboration and research to increase our understanding of the most effective and efficient models of cardiac prevention programmes that are suitable for NZ communities.
  • To promote throughout the wider community, an awareness and understanding of the values and benefits of preventing and managing cardiac and cardiovascular diseases
  • To advocate and influence public policy in matters related to heart health and the resourcing of interventions shown to improve access to effective cardiac prevention programmes
  • To foster links with other agencies that have similar interests both nationally and internationally

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Committee Members

Rachel Hall BOPDHB (Co-Chair)

Brendon Roxburgh University of Auckland (Co-Chair)

Cate Shepherd Waikato DHB (Secretary)

Maureen Spurway TDHB

Leanne Barclay SDHB

Lisa Smith WCDHB

Ria Kleintjes HVDHB

Katherine McLean CMDHB

Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble University of Otago

Kathy Patrick SCDHB

Adele Clayton WDHB

Jean Harris Central PHO

Dr Jocelyne Benatar ADHB

Ruth Davidson CDHB

Bee Williamson NBPH

For more information, or if you would like to be on our mailing list, please contact

Cate Shepherd

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Guidelines

May 2017 Update of the New Zealand Cardiac Support and Secondary Prevention (Cardiac Rehabilitation) Core Components

The working group is in the final stages of drafting this document and we hope to make it available here for consultation prior to the CSANZ 2017 ASM in June.

Useful Links

New Zealand Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation works closely with health professionals to share evidence-based guidelines, materials and resources to support quality practice and heart healthcare. They also run a number of courses to help with your professional development.

American Heart Association Guidelines

Cardiac Rehabilitation 2012 – Circulation

European Society of Cardiology Guidelines

Cardiac rehabilitation | The BMJ

Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association (ACRA)

Core Components of Cardiovascular Disease Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

BACPR Standards and Core Components for CVD Prevention & Rehabilitation

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (British)

Standards for Physical Activity and Exercise in the Cardiac Population

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