Who made this heart failure resource?

Dr Kate Field

Is a historian specialising in the history of medicine and oral history. She worked in publishing, television and radio before taking up academic research. Obtained a D.Phil at the University of Oxford for a study of child health in Oxfordshire 1891-1939.

Kate conducted all the original research including 40 interviews and all the topic summaries in 2004.

Dr Maria Salinas

Senior Qualitative Researcher, is a social anthropologist. She has worked in health research, refugee studies and gender relations in the academic and voluntary sectors for the last ten years. She obtained her D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2000.

In 2014 Maria analysed and added 7 new interviews and updated the site as part of the ongoing updating programme.

Julie Evans

Julie Evans is an experienced qualitative researcher who has been based in the Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford since 2000, where she has worked on several Healthtalk studies.

In 2016 Julie updated the site as part of an NIHR Programme Grant. The update included analysing and adding 16 new interviews and new topic summaries as well as updating the rest of the site as part of the ongoing updating programme.

Advisory Panel

Angie Rogers
Medical Sociologist, Royal Holloway College, London
Anne Williams
BHF Nurse Specialist, Eccleshill Clinic, West Yorkshire
Derek Masters
Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital
Dr Richard Lehman
GP, Banbury
Dr Simon Gibbs
Consultant Cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital
Jackie Lodge
Head of Cardiac Care, British Heart Foundation
Helen Jackson
Consultant Nurse in Heart Failure, Oxford Universities NHS Trust, The John Radcliffe Hospital.

Acknowledgements and thanks
We are very grateful to all the participants who shared their experiences for this project. We would like to thank the following people for their help with recruitment: Dr Ahmet Fuat
GP and GPSI Cardiology, Jennifer Jay Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, Damaris Darby Senior Cardiovascular Research Nurse, Marion Elliot Senior Nurse Cardiac Rehabilitation, Michelle Booth British Heart Foundation.

Thanks to Heart to Herts, Redditch Hale and Hearties, Solihull Heart Support Group, Heartbeat (Oxon), Hearts and Souls, Throb, Heartbeat (East Suffolk), Brave Hearts.

Supported by:
The initial research and website was funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The 16 new interviews added in 2016 were part of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (Reference: RP-PG-1210-12012).The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health

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