BHF Alliance Awards 2018

The BHF Alliance awards celebrate the inspirational work of our members in improving care for patients suffering from or at risk of heart disease.

BHF Alliance Award attendees enjoy dinner at the event in Manchester

The BHF Alliance Awards celebrate members who have shown excellence and innovation in cardiovascular care over the past year.

Entries for the 2018 awards are now closed. However, you can still view the criteria for entry in the nomination guidance.

Shortlist 2018

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the BHF Alliance Awards 2018.

BHF Champion

Kevin McGibbon, Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist, The University Hospitals of the North Midlands

Arlene Cobban, Heart Disease Managed Clinical Network Manager, NHS Fife

Rising Star

Haotian Gu, Research Fellow / Clinical Scientist, King's College London & St Thomas' Hospital

Nerys Ubsdell, Arrhythmia Nurse, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Swansea

Nigel Bond, Cardiology Specialist Nurse – Chest Pain, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales

Integrated Care 

South East Hants and Fareham and Gosport Community Heart Failure Service, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Electrophysiology Team, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

The Integration of Peterborough Cardiac Rehabilitation and Psychological Wellbeing Services,  North West Anglia NHSFT and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHSFT

Leadership & Engagement

Frances Divers, Nurse Consultant, NHS Lothian / Scottish Government CR Clinical Champion

Julie Holroyd, Consultant Cardiology Nurse, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Williams, Consultant Pharmacist in CVD, AHSN Network & Health Innovation Network South London   

Lisa Gritzmacher, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Team of the Year

Yorkshire and Humber Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service Specialist Nurse Team, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Crail Medical Practice, Parkhead, Glasgow

Carmarthenshire Heart Failure Team, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Nurse-led Cardiac Assessment Unit, Western Trust


Winners will be presented with a trophy and certificate at a ceremony on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference 2018 in Manchester.

Places at the conference for BHF Alliance members are now fully booked, but you can contact our Events team to be added to the waiting list.

Join the waiting list