BASES and BACPR announce updated MoC

25th April 2024

BASES, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (ACPICR), and The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) announce the signing of an updated Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC).

This refreshed MoC highlights the continued formalised relationship between the organisations which began back in 2008. Through collaborative work, this partnership supports quality assured evidence-based services that provide physical activity and exercise rehabilitation for individuals with cardiovascular disease.

ACPICR is a professional network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). ACPICR champions the role of physiotherapy in cardiovascular rehabilitation and promotes professional competence and service equity

BACPR is a membership organisation representing and serving the needs of all professionals involved in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and rehabilitation. BACPR has an Exercise Instructor Network (EIN) which is a formal subgroup that supports graduates from the BACPR Specialist Exercise Instructor Training qualification. BACPR EIN represents the main link for BACPR for this collaboration.

BASES, ACPICR and BACPR share a common goal of ensuring that individuals with CVD receive the highest quality advice, support and guidance in being more physically active and physically fit. Through collaboration as an interprofessional forum, these three organisations bring a variety of skills, knowledge and experience that enable them to achieve the aims and objectives outlined within the MoC. As the organisation and work of this interprofessional forum is supported by BACPR, the forum will be named BACPR Exercise Professionals Group (BACPR EPG).

There are three BASES representatives to the BACPR EPG: Dr Eddie Caldow, Chris Scordis, and Sam Jones. The role involves supporting the EPG to develop education resources, answer queries from BACPR members, organise webinars, and to support the planning and delivery of the annual EPG Study Day each May.

Commenting on the renewed MoC, Eddie said, “The renewal of the MoC ensures the continued partnership between the three networks. I have had the pleasure of being a BASES Rep to EPG since 2020 and worked on varied projects. One of the first pieces of work I was involved with was developing guidance to support the delivery of the PA and Exercise component of Core cardiovascular rehabilitation(CR) during the CV-19 pandemic This guidance document supported CR programmes during a very difficult time and highlights the importance of this collaboration.

Sally Hinton, BACPR Executive Director said, “Delighted that this collaboration, which I was privileged to be part of at its inception, is continuing to strengthen and grow. This group works hard to support and provide expert guidance around physical activity and exercise for individuals with CVD. ”

The updated MoC can be found here.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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