We are delighted that Catherine Renwick has been appointed to the role of Nurse Consultant for the inherited cardiac condition team, with the aim of delivering further improvement in patient care and understanding of individuals’ conditions.
Catherine is an expert in her field, and will drive excellence through service leadership, direct patient care, research and education, without many of the management responsibilities generally associated with roles of this level of seniority.
She will devote at least half of her time to clinical work, focusing on acute, long term and more complex cases, and providing expert support and advice to nursing staff in patient care delivery.
Equally importantly, Catherine will be using her academic achievement and exceptional knowledge and skills in this highly specialised area to teach, raise the profile of the service, encourage further research and apply evidence based nursing directly back into patient care.
This is a first in this area of inherited cardiac care and one that once again demonstrates what can be achieved in imaginative service development.
For further information about the role and the part that it plays in service development, see Dr Jan Till’s recent letter to us.