9 May 2014


Winner: Joanne Grant, NHS Grampian


  • one free registration to the BSH Annual Autumn Meeting 2014
  • an opportunity to display a poster, outlining their activities, at the BSH Annual Autumn Meeting 2014
  • a travel grant for the BSH Annual Autumn Meeting 2014 for up to £100 (subject to submission of expense claim form after the meeting)


Details of activities organised are provided directly by the following organisations to which the BSH has had no input.


Scotland Parliamentary Event

UK Heart Failure Parliamentary Reception

Newspaper and website coverage

  • Advertised details of the event in all journal articles produced from our Annual Autumn Meeting, Heart Failure Day for Training and Revalidation and Heart Failure Nurse Study Day.
  • Placed information prominently on the home page of our website.
  • Provided details of activities held in both current and previous years on our website as a source of suggestions and ideas.
  • Provided posters for the event via our website.

Printed material

  • Letters were sent to the local MPs of all BSH Board members to bring European Heart Failure Awareness Day to their attention.
  • Placed advertisement in Your Life Magazine.
  • Distributed leaflets and business cards for the Heart Failure Association patient website heartfailurematters.org at BSH conferences in November 2013 and March 2014 with delegates totaling approximately 950, and at a local Heart Failure Awareness Day workshop in Leicester.
  • Mailed all members of the Society (over 1,000) providing information about the European Heart Failure Awareness Day.
  • E-mailed Friends (pharmaceutical and device companies) of the Society providing information about the day.
  • Created high resolution posters (both small and large versions) especially for the UK with our logo and placed these on the same website that HFA used for their own poster.
  • Circulated information to other people linked to the Society (private).
  • Included information about the day in the delegate packs for delegates attending our Annual Autumn Meeting on 28-29 November 2013, our Heart Failure Day for Training and Revalidation on 20 March 2014 and our Heart Failure Nurse Study Day on 21 March 2014.
  • Encouraged participation in the National Heart Failure Audit via mailings to members.
  • Provided free access to the Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure for all BSH members.
  • Will advertise details of our activities in a leaflet distributed during the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference (2-4 June 2014), at which 3000 delegates are expected.
  • Working closely with NICE on acute heart failure guideline consultation.

Other national activities

  • Supported Society members and pharmaceutical/device companies with their plans for the day.
  • Provided feedback on consultations with the National Health Services (NHS) and NICE.
  • Worked closely with the Cardiovascular Outcomes Group.

European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Association

Competition entry and appendix

Glenfield Hospital

Organised local Heart Failure Awareness Day workshop in Leicester.


NHS Grampian

The Heart Failure Nurses in NHS Grampian arranged a public and staff information stand at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Friday 9 May 2014. Further information regarding their event.

Pumping Marvellous

Southampton General Hospital

Holding heart failure rehabilitation programme on 8 May with the presence of three local MPs.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals

Details of events organised.