Patrick Doherty

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21 January 2020

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Patrick  Doherty

Patrick Doherty

Chair of Cardiovascular Health and Director of the BHF National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR), University of York

Professor Patrick Doherty is Chair of Cardiovascular Health in Department of Health Sciences at University of York where he leads the BHF Cardiovascular Health Research Group. Patrick is Director of the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR), which monitors the quality and outcomes of CR services and aims to drive innovation so that all eligible patients benefit. As NHS Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation (2008 to 2012), he led the development of the Department of Health ‘Cardiac Rehabilitation Commissioning Pack’.  Patrick is a Past President of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and former Chair of the ‘Cardiac Rehabilitation Section’ of the European Association for Preventive Cardiology (2014-2016). He has over 50 published papers in the last three years, which aim to drive high-quality service delivery for the benefit of all eligible patients.

As Director of the BHF National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation and working with the BACPR, he co-leads the National Certification Programme for CR (NCP_CR). This scheme certifies all registered rehabilitation programmes against national minimum standards for service delivery. Through the combined efforts of the BHF, NACR and BACPR they identify the best of CR, drive innovation in service delivery and share best practice. Between 2014 and 2019 the partnership between BHF, BACPR and NACR has helped improve the quality of CR by 31% which is now benefitting more patients than ever before.

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