Sophie and Rebecca ran a stand at the congress to raise the profile of HoT and successfully recruited over 100 new members. Sophie Welch was recently appointed as HoT committee member, supported by Rebecca Wassall as nurse representative. Sophie and Rebecca’s roles are to improve recruitment and represent heart failure nurses in developing the HoT initiative.
Sophie said: “Nurses have an invaluable role in delivering evidence-based care, leading specialist services and co-ordinating clinical research to improve patient outcomes. The HoT initiative offers a unique opportunity for nurses to develop these roles through collaboration with international multidisciplinary teams.
"Our goal is to support nurses to initiate new collaborative projects, develop their expertise and competence to support career progression. A ‘HoT’ nurse will learn and develop through access to education, clinical and scientific events, fellowship and grants, and networking with experts in the field. For this to become a reality we need to evidence a strong nursing interest to support a larger presence at events and underpin future funding opportunities”
More information on the HoT initiative can be found here and by contacting Sophie Welch
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