HEART UK Grants and Awards

HEART UK Grant

HEART UK provides annual grants to help towards achieving the objectives of the charity. The grants can go towards such things as scientific and medical research, improving patient care or exploring new treatment.

We are currently reviewing the grants programme to see how we can make it better. More information will be available soon.

 National Clinical Excellence Awards

HEART UK are also recognised as a registered specialist society which enables us to consider applications for National Clinical Excellence Awards at bronze, silver and gold level.

Clinical Excellence awards are given to recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants, over and above that normally expected in a job, to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care. ACCEA will operate the arrangements which replaced discretionary points and distinction awards with a single, more graduated scheme comprising both local and national elements known as the Clinical Excellence Awards Scheme.

Applications for both awards  are open to HEART UK professional members and available here or email jk@heartuk.org.uk

Conference awards

At our Annual Medical and Scientific Conference we provide prizes and awards to recognise talent and best practice.

The Bill Richmond Award for the Best Medical & Scientific Oral Presentation

Bill Richmond was a founder member of the British Hyperlipidaemia Association (now HEART UK) and for many years was a member of the Laboratory Sub Committee. In August 2010 Bill died tragically in a fishing accident in his beloved Scotland.

The award in honour of Bill Richmond for the best oral presentation in the medical and scientific abstracts.

Rianna Wingett Award

Rianna Wingett  died at the age of 11 yrs and to celebrate her young life an award is made at the HEART UK to thank a health care professional for their dedication to patient care. There can only be one award yet so many work incredibly hard and beyond the call of duty.

The next HEART UK Annual Medical and Scientific Conference is 3 – 5th July 2019, when applications will re-open.