Sally Margerison, Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

@NHS Curator Sally Margerisonis @NHS from 30/01/17 to 03/02/17

Twitter: @rosetintedlass

Job title: Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse

Place of work: Harrogate District Hospital

I work as a Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse for Harrogate & District Foundation NHS Trust covering 150 square miles and Harrogate and rural district. We are a team of 2 specialist nurses taking referrals for patients with Heart Failure from our Acute Hospital,  our local 19 GP practices and other Health care professionals.

I visit people in their own homes or community clinics depending on their needs. I am passionate about my community role managing and supporting patients with complex Heart Failure whilst also helping them to self manage their long-term condition. I am also on the Trust board as a Staff Governor. I have worked in the NHS for 36 years and feel I am a true ambassador.

I am married with 2 daughters (one with Coeliac disease and a spinal cord stimulator for neuropathic pain). I love walking which I do daily with my lovely spaniel Casper.

I am also a keen caravanner.