Really excited to announce the publication of the RCN guidance on roles, career pathways and competency development. This is the 3rd edition of this invaluable professional development resource for all nurses working with children & young people with cardiac conditions and their families, available on the RCN website here:

Thank you to the review team

Dr Kerry Gaskin (Editor), Chair of the Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), Head of Department Midwifery and CPD and Principal Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice, University of Worcester.

Fiona Smith, Professional Lead for Children and Young People’s Nursing, Royal College of Nursing (until January 2021).

Peta Clark, Professional Lead for Children and Young People’s Nursing, Royal College of Nursing (from February 2021).

Dr Rebecca Hill, Deputy Chair of CCNA and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Paediatric Intensive Care, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool.

Di Robertshaw, Membership Secretary/ Treasurer CCNA, Nurse Practice Educator, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Amanda Daniels, Associate Lecturer, Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Worcester

Jenny Somer, Newsletter Editor CCNA, Ward Sister, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Louise Reynolds, Fetal and Paediatric Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Emily Virgo, Paediatric Cardiology ANP, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Lynda Shaughnessy, Lead Nurse for Cardiology and CHD Network, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Sheena Vernon, Lead Nurse for Congenital Heart Disease Network South West and South Wales.

Jo Quirk, Lead Nurse for Yorkshire and Humber Congenital Heart Disease Network.

Katie Bagstaff, Senior Sister, Paediatric Recovery, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We would also like to acknowledge the following additional individuals who were involved in the review in 2014: Rachel Broomfield, Colette Cochran, Gill Harte, Lindsay Kay Lever, Liz Smith.