Coronary Heart Disease Nurse Specialists
What do we do?
We provide coronary heart disease prevention clinics in GP surgeries across the Redcar and Cleveland area.
We provide risk assessments and give individually tailored advice to patients to address risk factors. This includes prescribing preventative medications.
These clinics are delivered in GP surgeries and in the patient’s home for those that are housebound. We are heart manual facilitators, delivering a home based cardiac rehabilitation.
Who do we work with?
The service is for patients who have ischaemic heart disease including new diagnosis following exercise testing, post myocardial infarction and revascularisation procedures such as angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery.
The team consists of four specialist nurses, two full time and two part time. We have been facilitating coronary heart disease clinics since 2000.
Where are we based?
The service is provided in 16 GP surgeries in the Redcar and Cleveland area. Clinics are provided from 9am to 5pm.
Our main base is:Room 115
TS14 8HZ Tel: 01287 284116
How to refer?
Patients are maintained on a CHD register and offered an annual appointment; follow up after this appointment is based on patient need.
Patients can be referred by members of the multidisciplinary team. Patients can also self-refer if they require further information or advice. Heart manual referrals also come from The James Cook University Hospital via our nhs.net e-mail accounts allowing timely intervention to implement cardiac rehabilitation.