2017 marks the year that Haste and Haste Academy merge.
As its founder Peter Hutley steps down and under the careful supervision of Gerald Bland Haste and Haste Academy may now be merged into one and be known as 'Haste'. The precise details will be finally decided at a joint Trustees meeting to be held in Sept 2017.
It is envisaged that the academic branch of Haste will continue under the guise of 'Haste Academy', with an educational role.
The Trustees of Haste and its Academy have been invited to join the Board of Haste with the notable exception of Dr Adian Blight who has resigned to take up his new post at St Georg'es Hospital Tooting and Mr Peter Hutley who has stepped down from the board.
During he course of 2017 Haste Trustees will put together funding proposals, a Haste Donations stand incorporating a DVD dispenser in order to distribute our public educational DVD which promotes the importance of detecting high blood pressure or an irregular pulse in the genesis of stroke.
A successful GP Cardiovascular training day, in association with HASTE Academy, was held at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in February. Topics discussed included: risk stratification in atrial fibrillation, the novel oral anticoagulants and diastolic heart failure. You can access further information on this session here.
Two new Arrhythmia Nurses were appointed by The Royal Surrey County Hospital in March 2013. They will play a vital role in our research conducted in the community, as well as providing a number of inpatient and community services, including the formation of a new Arrhythmia Support Group. For more information and articles about our research see Haste Academy Blog stories.
On 13th May 2013 the first phase of recruitment for the clinical research funded by HASTE will begin. We will be recruiting patients with suspected Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation from Arrhythmia Clinics throughout Guildford and Waverley. Read more about the research here.