Heart Failure Health Care Professional recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards “THE ROY AWARD” for outstanding contribution to Heart Failure services.
Dr Lisa Anderson Heart Failure Cardiologist based at St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Tooting – Wins National Roy Award
Preston, Lancashire, December 2017 – . Sponsored by The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, the Roy Award is the charity’s CEO’s discretionary award to an individual who he feels has shown outstanding contribution and excellence in heart failure care. This award reflects the direct impact this person has had on their local community whilst, producing the highest standards of care for their patients.
Dr Lisa Anderson, Consultant Cardiologist, who works at St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, has been awarded The Roy Award. CEO and Founder Nick Hartshorne-Evans has commended Dr Anderson for her outstanding focus and services to heart failure.
The Roy Award is a special yearly award presented to Healthcare Professionals who deliver excellence. The award is in memory of Roy Heesom who died of heart failure in 2016 and his family’s subsequent work to raise the awareness of heart failure along with their fundraising efforts and achievements.
As the representative of the UK Heart Failure patients’ voice, The Pumping Marvellous Foundation emphasises the importance of the patient perspective in recognising and rewarding Health Care Professionals.
“I am delighted to award Dr Lisa Anderson on her outstanding contribution to heart failure services at St Georges Hospital. Every time I meet Lisa, she is full of passion and drive to ensure her patients and families of those patients get the very best service she can deliver with her team. This is a fantastic achievement and Lisa should be proud of herself as we are very proud to award this special award to her this year”, explains Nick Hartshorne Evans, Founder and CEO of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation.
Awards are currently being received by Health Care Professionals this week alongside a personalised commendation letter explaining the reasons behind their selection.
“Congratulations to all the winners. We recognise that there are so many fantastic Health Care Professionals out there and to all those who haven’t won, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your amazing work,” says Angela Graves, Clinical Lead of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation.
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Notes for Editors
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation (PMF) is the UK’s patient led Heart Failure charity. It was founded by a heart failure patient whose experiences whilst rehabilitating have shaped the Foundation’s goals and principles of a patient-centric charity focused on improved patient outcomes.
Heart Failure affects 900,000 people in the UK – https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg108/chapter/Introduction
Heart failure is debilitating and outcomes are poor: 5 year survival rate is worse than breast or prostate cancer – http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/circcvoq/early/2010/10/05/CIRCOUTCOMES.110.957571.full.pdf
30-40% of those diagnosed with heart failure die within the first year – http://heart.bmj.com/content/83/5/505.long
Heart failure is a major cost to the NHS. It is a leading cause of hospital admission in over 65s – https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg187