All partners are working together to develop pioneering models of palliative care for patients and their carers living with advancing heart failure. As the Lead Nurse Lecturer for the programme I have developed and continue to facilitate real time training and learning through shadowing and mentoring opportunities during home visits, outpatient clinic consultations and multidisciplinary forums. In addition to having my own patient case load I also review patients in partnership with the Consultant Cardiologist at the heart failure supportive palliative care clinic within Glasgow Royal Infirmary. This innovative clinic is now regarded as a specialist educational hub and is being attended by professionals from all over Scotland and across the UK.
I am regarded as a leading expert in heart failure and palliative care and believe that blending and sharing my clinical and academic knowledge within my Lead Nurse Lecturer role is crucial for maintaining my professional respect and credibility. By doing so, the influence to change multi-professional practice across different care settings has been considered both authentic and clinically reliable.