National award for consultant cardiologist

Will and Ken with their trophies

William Bradlow, consultant cardiologist at BHP founding member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, recently won Cardiomyopathy UK’s Ronald Raven Award for Clinical Excellence.

William won a prestigious public vote, with patients and Cardiomyopathy UK staff and volunteers nominating the healthcare professional who had made the biggest difference to cardiomyopathy patients across the country.

“I’m delighted to have won the Clinical Excellence Award, and would like to thank everyone who voted for me,” said William.

“I’m working alongside an extended team –secretary Gina Campbell, specialised cardiac physiologist Lauren Turvey, genetic counsellors Frances Lane and Eleanor McVeigh and genetic consultant Helen Cox, who all deserve a special thank you – on several exciting new developments, focused on how data from routine care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be used to improve management of this patient group.

“I’d also like to thank Cardiomyopathy UK, who I’ve worked closely with for many years, for the award.”

The award was presented at Cardiomyopathy UK’s annual conference in Liverpool on October 27.

Ali Thompson, Head of Services at Cardiomyopathy UK, added: “The Ronald Raven Award for Clinical Excellence has been rightly given to William Bradlow, a consultant who genuinely cares about his patients and has been so supportive of the charity.

“Everyone agrees that William is an approachable, warm and diligent clinician who is always looking for ways to improve patient care.”

The Impact Award, Fundraising Award and Carolyn Biro Founder’s Award were also presented at the conference.

The Community Award was won by Ken Pugh, a Cardiomyopathy UK In-Clinic Peer Support Volunteer at William’s cardiology clinic, held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), one of the four main UHB sites.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease, which affects roughly 1 in 500 people. Although those with cardiomyopathy may have issues with the structure of their heart or ability to pump blood around the body, with the right treatment most people can live full and active lives.

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