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We are recruiting participants to review our new digital REACH-HF programme!

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Are you a cardiac rehabilitation healthcare professional, heart failure patient or caregiver? Interested in helping develop a digital cardiac rehab program for patients with heart failure & caregivers? The REACH-HF team are recruiting participants to provide feedback on our digital platform. Please contact r.cross2@exeter.ac.uk if you’re interested! We look forward to hearing from you soon. […]

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£2.4 million awarded by NIHR HTA to fund new REACH-HFpEF trial

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The Universities of Dundee, Glasgow, Exeter, Birmingham, Cambridge and York have received £2.4 million to lead a clinical trial of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and their caregivers. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme funding will allow them to undertake a […]

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Are you a heart failure patient or caregiver? Do you want to join our patient and public advisory group to help us create a digital version of REACH-HF?

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We are creating a digital version of the REACH-HF programme to improve patient choice of, and accessibility to, cardiac rehabilitation. We hope to engage individuals living with heart failure and caregivers in the design, delivery and dissemination of this project to ensure that the work undertaken is sensitive to the needs of HF patients. If […]

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BMJ Award: Stroke and Cardiovascular Team of the Year

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The Rehabilitation Enablement in Chronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) team, who developed a home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life, are delighted to announce that they have won a prestigious BMJ Award – Stroke and Cardiovascular Team of  the Year! The REACH-HF programme was developed by […]

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REACH-HF implementation during COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, REACH-HF training for health professional facilitators is being offered free of charge to ensure heart failure patients can continue to receive cardiac rehabilitation at home. The 2-day training, jointly sponsored by the Heart Manual Department (NHS Lothian), Health and Care Innovations and the REACH-HF Study Group, will be delivered remotely, via […]