National award win for PHA UK Chair

Posted on March 24th 2024

PHA UK chair Dr Iain Armstrong has been named ‘Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year’ at the prestigious British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards 2024.

The BJN Awards aim to showcase nursing excellence, highlighting the critical contribution that nurses make to healthcare. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London on Friday, 22nd March.

Iain, a consultant nurse within the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit, was also awarded silver in the ‘Nurse of the Year’ category.

Iain has worked within the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 34 years and in 2005 he became the first consultant nurse to work in pulmonary vascular disease. He co-founded the PHA UK 24 years ago.

He was named ‘Respiratory Nurse of the Year’ at the BJN Awards 2020, and in 2019 he was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of Nursing.