REACH-HF Home Based Training from UoE

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Home-based heart failure rehab training led by the University of Exeter and funded by NHS England

What is REACH-HF

A clinically-proven and cost-effective, 12-week home based rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure, facilitated by REACH-HF-trained healthcare professionals. Programme consists of: exercise plan, stress management, symptom monitoring, medication adherence and caregiver involvement.

How to become a REACH-HF delivery site?

NHS sites in England can apply between October 2021 and Feb 2022 to participate in REACH-HF training - coordinated by the Heart Manual Department (NHS Lothian) and funded by NHS England. Free two-day online REACH-HF training course: * For 60 healthcare professionals at 15-20 NHS sites * Priority to areas where take-up of cardiac rehab is lowest e.g. high proportion of ethnic minority, socioeconomically deprived and rural communities.

Resources Available

As a national REACH-HF site you will receive: * Free online training for at least 3 staff per site in the delivery of the REACH-HF programme including a comprehensive training manual * Post-training support * Formative feedback on performance and ongoing improvement * Free programme materials for the treatment of up to 30 people with heart failure and their caregivers/family member (per trained facilitator), including: * Patient Manual * Progress Tracker * Family and Friends Resource * Chair-based Exercise Programme

Two-stage application process:

Stage 1 - application form, downloadable from:
Stage 2 - shortlisted sites panel-interviewed via videoconference, conducted in Q4 2021 and Q1 2022

Application form and more information available at: or email