NICHS aims to provide support to survivors and carers by providing support to the work being undertaken by the Northern Ireland Cardiac Services Network and the largely self governing Cardiac Support Groups in your local area.
The NICHS Taking Control Self Management Programme provides education and training for those living with any long term condition, including heart conditions to improve the quality of life.
NICHS has launched a project in conjunction with each of the Health & Social Care Trusts to provide training to general Practitioners in the use of Electrocardiography within their local practices as opposed to hospital, thus adding a very valuable service to local GP practices.
NICHS is also currently campaigning for the introduction of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation service to be made available across Northern Ireland and to end the postcode lottery that currently exists.
PHOTO: Our picture shows the launch of the Limavady Cardiac Support Group