Charity bursaries Each year we allocate £35,000 towards Trust staff bursaries We know that investing in staff is vital for ensuring that Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals remain world pioneers in heart and lung disease research, diagnosis and treatment. This is why our Charity allocates £35,000 each year towards staff bursaries. Bursaries may help staff attend relevant conferences or study tours to help improve their skills and knowledge or enables individuals to share details on their work, often for the first time, outside the Trust. In 2018, 66 members of staff benefitted form our bursary scheme. Here's what some members of staff had to say about the opportunity Michele Puckey, Consultant Paediatric Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Lead Clinician for Safeguarding in Paediatrics “I was fortunate to be awarded a bursary which enabled me to attend the North American CF Conference in Denver USA in November 2018. This provided me updates on new research and current and future perspectives on direct and indirect clinical work in the field of CF, to inform my practice moving forward. I was also able to exhibit two posters on work the paediatric psychology team at RBH had undertaken over the past few years. By awarding me the bursary it affirmed the Trust’s appreciation that psycho-social care is part of the holistic care offered to patients with CF and their families and carers. I found that the opportunity to be representing RBH and to meet with other psych-social professionals working in this area across the world really validated the work that I/we do already and also stimulated my enthusiasm moving forward." Maria Single, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Heart Failure attended attend the British Society of Heart Failure Annual Conference “These events keep me updated on the management of heart failure, what new treatments are on the horizon allowing our patients to receive the best possible care. We get the chance to network with other nurses and doctors, sharing each others knowledge and experience.” If you are an employee of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and would like to be considered for a bursary, please get in touch at [email protected].