BACPR Standards & Core Components
2017 Standards and Core Components for Cardiovascular
Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation.
third edition of BACPR Standards & Core Components represents current
evidence-based practice and a pragmatic overview of the structure and function
of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Programmes (CPRPs) in the UK.
This updated and revised edition is designed to build upon the success of
the earlier publications and to refocus the attention of commissioners,
health-care professional, politicians and the public on the critical importance
of robust, quality markers of service structure and content. The
overarching aim of these Standards & Core Components remains unchanged - to
provide a blueprint upon which all effective prevention and rehabilitation
services are designed and a template through which any variation in the quality
of service delivery can be assessed.
previously described seven Standards have now been reduced to six but without
sacrificing any of the key elements and with greater emphasis placed on
measurable clinical outcomes, audit and certification. Similarly the second
edition provided an overview of seven Core Components felt to be essential for
the delivery of quality prevention and rehabilitation, and this too has been
reduced to six. The interplay between cardio-protective therapies and
medical risk factors is almost impossible to disentangle for the vast majority
of patients. These have been combined into a single Core Component -
'medical risk managementí.
'Promoting Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation'