British Society for Heart Failure

Why Attend?

This educational webinar is to support ‘building back better in the NHS’, optimising heart failure outcomes and patient experience across the pathway, sharing practice from the 4 nations of the UK.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on Thursday, 21st October 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 (BST)

This webinar has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 2 category 1 (external) CPD credits.



Chair: Roy Gardner

Speaker: Roy Gardner 

Speaker: Raj Thakkar

Speaker: Carey Edwards 

Speaker: Morven Dunn/Leeane MacKlin

Speaker: Patricia Campbell

Q&A with the panel.


Jackie Taylor

Professor Jackie Taylor MB ChB, FRCP graduated from the University of Glasgow medical school, trained and dually accredited in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and was appointed to her current consultant post in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1997. She is a working clinician with a sub-specialty interest in heart failure. From a managerial perspective, she has been Clinical Director, Associate Medical Director and Clinical Quality Lead for Geriatric Medicine.
Professor Taylor has a major interest in training and education of healthcare professionals. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and was awarded an Honorary Professorship of University of Glasgow in 2018. She is immediate past Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section. Professor Taylor’s other main professional roles have been as Vice President Medical and Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and became President in December 2018.
As PRCPSG she has led the College through the COVID 19 pandemic. Her focus has been on the wellbeing of the profession, workforce challenges and equality, diversity and inclusivity. During her tenure the College has undergone reshaping, modernisation of its governance and financial structures, development of a people strategy and implementation of EDI framework.

Raj Thakkar

Raj trained at University College London where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and completed his medical degree in 1999.

He went on to a GP training programme in the Oxford deanery during which time he won the national GP enterprise award in his division. He also completed an enhanced GP registrar post in cardiology. 

Raj’s varied roles have included working as a GP partner since 2004, Clinical Commissioning Director for Bucks CCG in planned care, Cardiac Lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, primary care cardiology lead for the Oxford Academic health science network and atrial fibrillation champion for NHSIQ Thames Valley.

He is also on the national advisory team for heart failure and valve disease, and is the national primary care cardiac pathways co-lead for the CPIP programme (NHS England and Improvement).

Raj has worked as a presenter on BBC Radio and is a medical writer, speaker, and advisor. Raj has written and published over 200 articles and several books including the MIMS consultation guide which won the BMA book of the year award in the category of medicine -2012.

He has achieved two atrial fibrillation pioneer awards, was a national finalist for GP of the year in 2017 for work in heart failure and a national finalist in the HSJ awards 2019 for his work in atrial fibrillation.

Carey Edwards

Role and place of work: Consultant Cardiologist, Morriston Cardiac Centre, Swansea

Carey trained between Oxford University and Guys, Kings and St. Thomas Medical School qualifying in 2002.  He returned to Wales to undertake specialist training in Cardiology.  He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Morriston Cardiac Centre, Swansea in 2018 specialising in heart failure, device therapy and inherited cardiac conditions.  He has led a heart failure clinical redesign group in Swansea since 2019 undertaking a whole service review aiming to develop a fully integrated heart failure service.

Morven Dunn

Role and place of work: National Cardiac Audit Coordinator, Public Health Scotland

Professional/Heart Failure goals: A values based nurse working towards creating high standard national cardiac audits which will be easy to access and understand and will work towards ensuring  better quality care and improved outcomes for patients.

Twitter handle: @MorvenJDunn

Email: [email protected]

Leeanne MacKlin

Role and place of work: National Heart Disease Coordinator Scot Gov/ Cardiology Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHSGGC
Professional/Heart Failure goals: To make sure every patient with heart failure has access
to specialist care, no matter where they live.
Twitter handle: @Leeannemacklin
Email: [email protected]

Patricia Campbell

Dr Campbell is a graduate of University College Dublin, did residency between Dublin and Mayo Clinic, under Dr Christopher Appleton where she learned her love for echocardiography. After her SpR she then headed to Boston to Brigham/Harvard Medical School where she completed fellowships and published her research in Heart Failure and Echocardiography under Lynne Stevenson and Scott Solomon.
She has been Associate Professor in both Dublin and Canada, before returning to her hometown to take up HF Lead role in the Southern Trust in Northern Ireland.

Twitter handle: @drpmcampbell

We are grateful to Novartis for their sponsorship of this webinar. Novartis had no influence over the content or selection of speakers and chairs.

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