You are discharged from the Phase III cardiac rehabilitation
programme when you:
- Are considered a safe and independent exerciser
- You have identified your risk factors and identified your goals
for secondary prevention, and have the necessary information /
referral to achieve these goals.
Discharge advice is discussed individually with you prior to
your discharge which includes advice on personal risk factor
management, review of individual goals and quality of life.
Following cardiac rehabilitation we aim for you to be confident in
exercising effectively through self monitoring.
If you wish to continue supervised exercise, referrals are made
with your consent onto your local community exercise schemes (known
as Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation) which are run by qualified
exercise instructors. You may be signposted onto other community
services such as support groups, psychological services in your
You will be referred to the Coronary Heart Disease clinic at
your local GP surgery and Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation as
appropriate. You will have yearly follow up by the Primary Health
Care Teams to enhance secondary prevention.
For North Central and South Manchester residents, the NHS
service available is the Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS).
PARS run sessions in the community and you are given a selection of
locations, days / times and types of exercise activities that you
can attend for £1 per session or health walks for free (costs in
August 2012). PARS sessions and consultations are run by exercise
instructors who have a specialist qualification in supervising
exercise for those with heart conditions. PARS can be contacted on