Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (project number 16/04/06)
Received: 6 February 2020
Accepted: 17 August 2020
First Online: 11 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was received from the University of Leeds, School of Healthcare Research Ethics Committee (Approval no. HREC16–044). Interview participants gave written informed consent to participate in the study.
: Chris Gale is a member of the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Programme (MINAP) Academic and Steering Groups, and Patrick Doherty is Chair of Cardiovascular Health in the Department of Health Sciences and Director of the British Heart Foundation National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR).