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World first for cardiac nurse

Tom Quinn has become the first nurse to be elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn has become the first nurse to be elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Professor Quinn is associate dean for research and innovation and director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Kingston and St Georges joint faculty in London.

Commenting on the announcement he said: I'm very proud and hope this recognition reflects on all cardiac nurses.

Tom had a 30-year NHS career from the bedside to the Department of Health (DH), including as section head of the DH heart team responsible for the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.

He was a member of a government heart disease task force and the DH Emergency Cardiac Care Board and was instrumental in establishing the national defibrillators in public places initiative.

Professor Quinn is

Tom Quinn has become the first nurse to be elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn achieves a nursing first

Professor Quinn is associate dean for research and innovation and director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Kingston and St George’s joint faculty in London.

Commenting on the announcement he said: ‘I'm very proud and hope this recognition reflects on all cardiac nurses.’

Tom had a 30-year NHS career from the bedside to the Department of Health (DH), including as section head of the DH heart team responsible for the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.

He was a member of a government heart disease task force and the DH Emergency Cardiac Care Board and was instrumental in establishing the national defibrillators in public places initiative.

Professor Quinn is also a Fellow of the RCN, European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

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