Prof A John Camm, President and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association received the Life Time Achievement Award for his services to arrhythmia services and the hundreds of thousands of patients he has helped through his pioneering research and dedication to improving patient outcomes, especially those with AF.
Professor Gregory Lip had an overwhelming number of nominations. He is a well-known personality in cardiology with his name covering an impressive curriculum, especially within rhythmology and he is directly linked to some of the most important progressions in treating atrial fibrillation including the use of the CHA2DS2Vasc risk score and the ABC algorithm. No important paper around the world in the field is missing his name and his corresponding scientometric appreciation (i.e. h index) is huge. Besides all of this, as a teacher, a man without biases and a friend of all countries, he deserves a deep appreciation.
South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust - The Quality Improvement and Innovation team recognised the potential for patient care and formed a Steering Group to ensure governance safety and utilise experience and skills across the organisation. The QII Steering Group developed the project using QI methodology and a testing and learning approach before rolling out to other clinical areas. One of the many reasons for this nomination is to recognise the effort and determination of the QII Steering Group to overcome obstacles and barriers to provide successful outcomes. For example the Chief Pharmacist Clinical Director QII Manager and Physical Health nurse collaborated on writing a standard operating policy (embedding an AF prescribing pathway); the IT support assisted in the technological challenges and the HIN has provided resources and support at every step.