Position: Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist
Location: Jersey, UK
Angela Hall qualified in 1999, worked on acute medical ward for eighteen months then specialised in Cardiology in London. She returned to Jersey in 2006 and worked in HDU/ICU for eight years. An interest in Cardiology remained and Angela set up the Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist role, soon becoming a full time role due to the successful implementation of many nurse lead initiatives. Many nurse led services were established including cardioversion, theatre relocation and management in interventional cardiology lists, drug provocation studies, arrhythmia and transient loss of consciousness clinics, pre-assessment for all interventional cardiology procedures and a direct follow up service for patients undergoing electrophysiology / ablation procedures off island. Waiting lists have been reduced significantly, services streamlined and dedicated management and support for arrhythmia patients provided. Angela is keen to continue to enhance services and was instrumental in introducing Vernakalant –a novel antiarrhythmic drug – to Jersey, the first place to be using this across the British Isles.
Angela has an interest in the academic side of nursing also, completing many pre and post graduate courses including non-medical prescriber training and also a Masters in Advanced Practice with distinction. She is now underway with a PhD in Health Research, exploring the relationship with diabetes and atrial fibrillation and screening around this targeted group.
Angela was fortunate to be recognised for her work in arrhythmia management winning awards for Innovations and AF Pioneers, a British Heart Foundation award for work around these services and most recently winner for Innovations in your Specialty and the overall Nurse of the Year by the RCNi in 2018.
Angela is a Mum to two young children who keep her very active. They enjoy running, playing football, going to the beach, playing with family and friends and enjoying the sunshine at every opportunity in our beautiful island.