An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde physiotherapist has been honoured by her professional body.
Ann Ross (51) has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
This follows a Scottish Home and Health Department Fellowship Ms Ross received in 1994 to study the psychological and physical effects of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in post coronary bypass patients.
She has worked as a physiotherapist for 28 years, 21 of which have been spent in CR, and is co-author of a book on the subject.
Ms Ross said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be conferred this fellowship by my peers.”
She was instrumental in promoting the role of the physiotherapist in CR leading to an increase in physiotherapy staffing within CR across Glasgow.
The Allied Health Professional lead in emergency care and medical specialties, Ms Ross has been a key figure in developing CR services both nationally and across the city.
A clinical educator for more than 21 years, Ms Ross lectures regularly and is an examiner for undergraduate and post graduate courses.
On a national level she contributed to the British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) phase 4 training for GP referral and exercise professionals.
Ms Ross was the first physiotherapist to become president of the British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) between 2001-2003, and was successful in having the association affiliated with the British Cardiac Society, a move which has increased the influence of CR professionals in cardiac care.
A picture of Ann with her award is available by contacting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.