Tom Hastings, RGN
He is a Registered General Nurse and qualified exercise instructor who has worked in cardiology for over 15 years. Having trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London he went on to set up the cardiac rehabilitation service at Watford General Hospital. His most recent NHS post is as Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology at Kingston Hospital, London.
Tom is married with two children. Despite a busy professional life he is a keen sportsman who has played rugby and water polo for his county. More recently, he has become involved in distance running and completed his fifth marathon in Las Vegas.
Angela Hartley, RGN
She is a Registered General Nurse, cardiac rehabilitation exercise specialist and personal trainer. Having trained in Australia, she has worked at some of the leading private hospitals in London. She has an active interest in nutritional therapy.
Nicola Burrows, Grad Dip Phys, MSOM, MCSP Senior Physiotherapist
She graduated from Addenbrooke’s School of Physiotherapy, Cambridge in 1988. Nicola then spent 10 years working in some of London’s most prestigious hospitals. Nicola has completed extensive post-registration training and is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Acupuncture; The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute. In her spare time, she is a keen rower and long-distance walker.
Georgina Sayers, BSC in Occupational therapy, BSC Psychology
Having studied Psychology at Brighton University, Georgina went into the financial services industry in the City of London. She left what she calls a “high stress / high pressure” role to study occupational therapy at Brunel University, finishing with a first in 2008. She then worked in the NHS at Wexham Park before starting a family. She has an active interest in dealing with stress and has practical advice on relaxation techniques.
Beccy Hall, Grad Dip Phys
Having qualified as a Physiotherapist from King’s College London in 2010, I started my career at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital where I soon realised that I wanted to pursue work in the cardio-respiratory field.
I gained a Band 6 Role on the Respiratory Care Team, and then spent a number of years working across acute medical wards, including the intensive care unit (ICU) and the high dependency unit (HDU). In addition, I ran an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation service. With this experience, I decided to move on to a different area of practice and applied for a community post with the Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare Trust. Here, I was able to work across respiratory and cardiac rehabilitation teams.
In 2017, I was accepted on a year-long secondment to Brunel University to be Project Manager for the HENWL (Health Education Northwest) Student Placement Project. I left my role with the Respiratory Team and split my time between the Brunel project and managing the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service in Richmond.
As the lead Physiotherapist, I run initial assessment clinics, pre- and post-exercise tolerance tests, and supervise and oversee the rehabilitation classes. In 2017, Richmond initiated a community Heart Failure Rehabilitation Service, which I set up and which was launched in November 2017. The service continues to grow. Together with a heart failure nurse and a dietician, we now run fortnightly assessment clinics as well as weekly classes for those who have suffered from heart failure. Last year, I was promoted to Band 7 for the Richmond Cardiac Rehablitation Service.