|Dr Hayes Dalal|
Co-Chair of the BACPR/NACR Certification Programme
(Primary Care; England)
Having worked as a GP for many years I represent the primary care perspective and am the current chair of the NACR/BACPR National Certification Programme (NCP_CR).
I aim to improve the links between cardiac rehab and primary care health care professionals.
|Dr Carolyn Deighan|
(Health Psychologist; Scotland)
I am a Health Psychologist for the Heart Manual (HM) department, NHS Lothian, Scotland. I currently lead the psychological input to the HM resources and the clinician training to enable this nationally and internationally, also collaborating with external partners to develop new prevention and rehabilitation interventions in cardiac and cancer.
As a Council Member I aim to build on my work for BACPR health behaviour change and education competences, supporting the role of psychology in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation and identifying ways to address barriers to uptake, clearly highlighted by the most recent NACR report.
(Exercise Instructor; England)
I have 7 years experience working in a leading tertiary cardiothoracic hospital (Papworth) as a cardiac exercise specialist, and am heavily involved in the community delivering and supervising in-house and home-based exercise programmes for patients in Phase 3 and Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation. During this time, I have completed my MSc in Preventive Cardiology at Imperial College London.
I hope to help spread the important message of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation via accessible information and education. Vicky.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fitness Instructor; Scotland)
I am a cardiac rehabilitation exercise instructor with over 21 years' experience of delivering both group and individualised exercise programmes, and a career history of teaching fitness, health and exercise education within further education colleges.
I am currently a PhD student of Edinburgh Napier University with a research interest in how cardiac patients, identifying themselves as active; engage with cardiac rehab physical activity information.
From my election, I aim to contribute my time and experience to supporting the of the council and the members.
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(Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wales)
I am currently working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. My previous experience within the sport and exercise science field coupled with my nursing skills has best placed me to deal with the management of chronic diseases. I am currently attending the University of Chester on their MSc Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation programme. This enabling me to better manage peoples CVD and improving my service delivery in the recovery and rehab specialism.
By being elected to the Council I hope my experiences will contribute to the development of efficient and holistic care delivery to those with CVD. I am very excited to be a part of the BACPR and look forward to the opportunities that will be forged.
|Dr Tom Butler|
(Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics; England)
(Cardiac Nurse Specialist; England)
I have 20 years experience in cardiovascular nursing with a particular focus on cardiac rehabilitation and prevention. I currently work as a Cardiac Nurse Specialist for Hampshire Hospitals. I have worked in a variety of settings both in hospital and the community, and have been involved with setting up a community programme from its inception. I believe in a holistic approach to cardiac rehabilitation focusing on both the heart and mind of the individual.
As a member of the council, I look forward to using my enthusiasm and experience to contribute to the further development and improvement of cardiovascular services on a national level.
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I am the Lead Cardiology Dietitian for cardiac rehabilitation clinics. I am currently the Clinical Lead Cardiology (Cardiac rehabilitation) and Obesity Dietitian with an interest in research.
My role in the Council is Lead editor of BACPR newsletters and complete dietetic competences with others.