Date: 08 October 2019
Bromley CCG have invested in a new contract with Mytime Active to continue providing cardiac rehabilitation and exercise referral programmes in Bromley. If you have a heart condition or are recovering from a heart attack or bypass surgery, speak to your GP about the service to see if you can benefit from it.
Dr Jon Doyle, Bromley GP and clinical lead at NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group said: “It’s a well- known fact that regular exercise and movement is good for our health – even more so for those with long term health conditions.
“The cardiac rehabilitation service is aimed at those people who have had a heart attack or bypass surgery. It helps them to get back on their feet and build up their strength through gentle and consistent exercise, so they can live as full a life as possible with their condition and reduce the risk of further problems. It is helping us to ensure that Bromley residents are able to live longer, healthier and happier lives”.
In addition to the cardiac rehabilitation service, the exercise referral programme is available for inactive patients who have not had a heart condition, but have another associated condition such as stroke, atrial fibrillation or diabetes. Among the many health benefits to regular exercise, regular physical activity decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality and stroke by between 20-35%, and this service helps to get patients moving in a structured environment.
NHS Bromley CCG awarded the contract to provide cardiac rehabilitation and exercise referral programmes in Bromley to Mytime Active after a thorough and extensive procurement process which involved patients on the decision making panel. Some of those patients had a tour of the facilities available at Beckenham Spa. One patient said, “From seeing the service described on paper to actually seeing it in action has been very rewarding, especially knowing it is meeting the needs of those with heart conditions”.
If you think you would benefit from structured exercise, get in touch with your GP for more information and to see if you are eligible.
Bromley CCG have invested in a new contract with Mytime Active to continue providing cardiac rehabilitation and exercise referral programmes in Bromley