Cardiology nurse shortlisted for heart charity award
A nurse at Peterborough City Hospital has been shortlisted for an award from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Julie Holroyd, a consultant cardiology nurse, is one of four nominees in the leadership and engagement category.
The charity’s Alliance Awards recognise the high quality care that teams of nurses deliver in their day-to-day work.
Julie has previously won awards for her outstanding contribution to her work and recently hit the headlines after leaping into action during her holiday when a patient suffered a heart-attack on a flight to Sri Lanka.
Now Julie has been shortlisted for her work to improve care for people with heart failure.
She led a project with local healthcare providers to adopt new models of working to enhance the treatment of heart failure patients.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is not pumping blood around the body as well as it should, most commonly when the heart muscle has been damaged – for example, after a heart attack.
Over 500,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with heart failure.
The BHF Alliance awards are judged in two separate stages by a panel of cardiology and healthcare experts who rate nominations on several categories, including how teams and individuals have gone above and beyond the basic requirements of their role.
The Awards will be presented at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester on Tuesday (June 5).
Julie said: "I am honoured to receive this acknowledgement from the BHF.
"Along with my colleagues, my aim is to improve care for people with this debilitating condition.
"We are constantly striving to innovate and drive the service forward and it’s incredibly rewarding to know that this work is so valued."
Lesley Crosby, Deputy Chief Nurse for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We are incredibly proud of Julie and all of the work that she has done.
"She is a great asset to our cardiology department and to the Trust overall."