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Monday 29th June 2020

Last week NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), the body which provides evidence-based recommendations for care and service provision in England, announced that they had restarted publishing non-COVID-19 guidance in a phased manner. Unfortunately, heart valve disease was not included as a priority in the first phase of guidelines. This means that these guidelines will be delayed until late this year at the very earliest, four years after NHS England first called for the guidelines.

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Monday 18th May 2020

In the last few days, we have seen discussions amongst valve disease patients online regarding hospitals use of Anticipatory Care Planning. In these discussions, there has been some concern about hospitals including Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders within a valve disease patients ACP.

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Thursday 7th May 2020

On April 16th we released a statement which mapped out our response to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on cardiovascular disease, and we believe that now is the right time for us to begin to look forward and map a strategic direction for the next phase of our response.  

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Thursday 16th April 2020

The global COVID-19 crisis has put an enormous strain on the UK health system which faces the battle of limiting the spread of Coronavirus whilst also providing the treatment and care that will save lives. As a result of this, the UK healthcare system is having to change the way it works and what they prioritise, impacting patients presenting with many conditions, including heart valve disease. 

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Sunday 8th March 2020

2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) is built on the theme of Each for Equal, where an equal world is an enabled world.

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Wednesday 4th March 2020

Last Tuesday’s Westminster Forum focussed on the next steps in prevention, innovation and delivery of care for cardiovascular disease.

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Wednesday 4th March 2020

Westminster Forum- Next steps at the individual, community and national level

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Wednesday 12th February 2020

Elske recently attended a Westminster Forum which focused on priorities for the NHS Assembly - the group established to advise and drive implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Wednesday 29th January 2020

We are are pleased to see valve disease research identified in the Top 10 research priorities compiled by Heart Surgery Priority Setting Partnership at the University of Leicester Medical School.

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Friday 17th January 2020

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust had its first year of administrating TAVI to patients in the region of Hull and East Yorkshire. Mr David Morris, 86, received the first TAVI in March of 2019 under Dr Raj Chelliah, Consultant Cardiologist, and his team.

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