BACPR e-Newsletter January 201114 January 2011
BACPR e-Newsletter January 2011
BHF/BACPR Celebration of Cardiac Rehabilitation Award
BACR Conference 2011
Call for news
We hope you have been able to make the most of the time you have had off over the Christmas period, and that the festivities did not raise your CVD risk too much. For those who have unfortunately suffered from flu or who have been amongst afflicted family or friends, hopefully 2011 will afford you a contingent opportunity to make up for any loss of festivities.
The 2011 Conference (October 6 & 7 Brighton) continues to take shape with the Conference Committee hard at work. Soon we will have the full-proposed programme and registration forms being sent to you for your advance planning. Indeed it will be a big celebration now that things are in place for the Gala Event and BHF award.
In keeping with the Conference theme of partnerships, 2011 will see us engaging with International partners. In March you will be receiving a front-line practitioners current affairs publication, which is being jointly produced at the moment with the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR). We have many of the same service challenges as our friends across the pond and we hope this publication will be mutually enlightening. It is hoped future publications will include contributions from many similar associations around the world. As part of forging further partnerships, CACR President Dr Bob Reid will be a keynote speaker on behaviour change at the BACPR Conference in Brighton along with Dr Barry Franklin from the US and Dr Stephan Gielen from Germany (Incoming President of the EACPR).
Next month we hope to have further updates of proposed changes to the logo to fit in with our new name and hope that you will provide us with feedback on your preferences.
Best wishes and good health in 2011
John Buckley, President
REMINDER: ELECTION DEADLINE FOR BACR COUNCIL VACANCY, 21 JANUARY
If you havent already done so please remember to vote for your preferred nurse with an educational interest by Friday 21st January. Email your vote to email@example.com by ranking the candidates (Wendy Churchouse, Alana Laverty, Louise Taylor) in order of preference 1 (highest), 2 and 3.
My career has been varied, but has focussed on cardiac care; intensive & coronary care, invasive cardiology, heart failure, community care, cardiac rehabilitation and currently as lecturer for CHD & heart failure combined with my BHF HF role. Ive worked with highly motivated teams and pioneered numerous service developments which have gained national nursing and cardiac awards; 2 being community cardiac rehabilitation awards. Ive worked on the Welsh Cardiac NSFs (2000 & 2008), represented BANCC on the NICE HF guidelines (2010), am deputy chair of Welsh cardiovascular alliance and the Welsh HF group. I regularly speak at national conferences. My interests include patient focused services, audit and education; plus raising the profile of primary care and expertise in managing CVD.
If appointed Ill provide insight into the developments of CVD within the community and chronic disease management. Furthermore, I would be a positive role model and ambassador for the BACR.
I have always had a passion for cardiology and would love to take an active role in the BACR having 22 years experience in cardiology; the last 7 years in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). I am very fortunate to be in a position to steer our CR service in new and innovative ways whilst maintaining my clinical role with patients. I strive to increase standards within my teams, having standardised CR Trustwide and ensure that education is kept to the forefront. I am presently working on protocols for managing patients with hyperglycaemia and have applied for funding to the Queens Nursing Institute, London to carry out a pilot on introducing the Heart Manual in a deprived area of the Trust with a poor Phase 3 uptake. I have completed a module on Mentorship, Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice and am presently completing 3 modules on cardiology at Queens University, Belfast.
With significant experience as an RGN in cardiac health, I would like to be considered for council. I spent the 1980s in cardiology at Belfasts RVH and research at Queens University; then worked with patients in Edinburgh for years in cardiac rehabilitation enabling my competence in this clinical area. My role evolved to nurse trainer for the Heart Manual service where I developed/delivered the nursing curriculum and training capacity for this programme; =30 trainers and 4,000 facilitators internationally.
As lead, I manage a great team delivering on: training, patient programmes tele-health for CHD self-management and recently stroke resources. Consultancy roles at Scottish government level in cardiac competencies provided that additional perspective as does a membership of BACPRs Education Committee, and University exam boards. All education developed must be mindful of nursing agendas; pressures; resources; transferrable skills; equity and chronic disease management.
Calling all rehab teams - here's an exciting opportunity. The British Heart Foundation and BACPR have joined together to celebrate cardiac rehabilitation. We will shortly be announcing a competition which will involve a public vote, expert panels, wonderful prizes, and presentations to the winners at a Gala dinner at our conference in Brighton in October. We will be notifying all members who receive our e-news plus all cardiac rehabilitation teams listed on cardiacrehabilitation.net about how to enter. Keep a watchful eye out for the notice - the deadline to send in your application will be the 31st of March.
Partnership working to improve care.
Thistle Hotel, Brighton, 6th to 7th October 2011
We have a wonderful programme lined up for you, with internationally renowned speakers from the USA (Barry Franklin updating us on AACVPR), Canada (Bob Reid on CR team behaviour change) and Europe (Stephan Gielen with highlights from Europrevent), parallel sessions from BANCC and PCCS, EPG and UK Heart Health, the finals of the BHF/BACPR Celebration of Cardiac Rehabilitation and ....
Back due to great demand from the members, John Ryan will be giving us his uproarious set at the Gala dinner.
Watch out for the normal abstract call for posters and oral presentations which will be sent out in the next couple of months.
See you in Brighton!
METS, HR and RPE -Monitoring Exercise Intensity Effectively Study Day
18th February 2011, Central London
Assessing Functional Capacity in Clinical Populations Study Day
19th February 2011, Central London
Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Managing Weight: A Dietary and Behavioural Approach,
7th March 2011, Cambridgeshire
Psychological Issues for Health Professionals working in Cardiac Rehabilitation
10th/11th March 2011, Central London
Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease Part 1: Principles and Practicalities
18th/ 19th March 2011, Alton, Hampshire
Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease Part 2: Advanced Applications
25th/26th March 2011, Nottingham
The BACR also has an extensive educational programme which includes:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bacreducation.co.uk for more details and application forms on all the above courses or if you would like to host one of the courses in your area in return for a small fee and a free place.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FOR 2011
A reminder that your payment for the 2011 membership subscription is required by 1st April. Members are strongly urged to set up a direct debit if they havent already done so. The direct debit can be downloaded directly from www.bcs.com/documents/422_BCS-BACR_DD_Form.pdf. Please return your direct debit form by 28th February in order to make the next payment date, and cancel any existing standing orders.
To renew your membership by other payment methods, please print off the membership form under the How to join section at www.bcs.com/bacr.
CALL FOR NEWS
We welcome your feedback in relation to any communications. Please do contact email@example.com with any contributions to the next newletter.
BACPR working with you to provide people with high quality care in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.
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