The cardiac physiology team at Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded the Cardiac Physiology Award of Excellence by University of Southampton.
The award recognises the team’s efforts in teaching and supporting healthcare scientist students.
Healthcare science staff play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a number of cardiac conditions. They also support people to live independent lives through rehabilitation.
Students who are studying for a degree in Cardiac Physiology complete an integrated training placement, and the Trust welcomed four students from the University of Southampton, one physiology apprentice from the University of the West of England and one master’s student from Manchester Metropolitan University to this year’s cohort.
The Trust’s work placement supervisors, assessors and mentors, coordinated the clinical placements and supported students throughout the study at Great Western Hospital.
Jane James, clinical physiology trainer, said:
“This was a whole team achievement and all staff were actively involved and engaged in our students, both assessing and supervising them to ensure they become the best cardiac physiologists they can be.
“We are so grateful to the University of Southampton for recognising the work we put in to supporting these students so that they can go on to exceed in a career in cardiology.”
Consultant cardiologist, Paul Foley, praised the team on the award.
“We are all delighted to congratulate the team who make our department a special place to work and I am so glad they are getting the recognition they so deserve.
The team was awarded the recognition of excellence as acknowledgement for their on-going work and commitment to the training of the future physiology workforce.