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Tuesday 18th September 2018

The very first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day was celebrated across Europe on the 8th September. We held our UK event at the London ExCel Centre as part of the lead up to PCR London Valves, world's largest educational meeting dedicated to the field of valvular heart disease.

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Tuesday 4th September 2018

​Ahead of the first ever European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day the European partner organisations involved will be presenting their European Heart Valve Disease Partnership Manifesto outlining the the core calls to action of the initiative.

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Friday 24th August 2018

Today CEO Wil Woan has been visiting the Heart Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital to meet with the Cardiac Team. He also presented at the monthly cardiac team meeting to introduce the work of Heart Valve Voice and explain to the team how they can get involved.

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Tuesday 7th August 2018

The team from Heart Valve Voice including CEO Wil Woan, Trustee Pat Khan, NHS Patient and Public Advisor Neil Betteridge and Patient ambassadors Christine and Katharine Greenlands, Brenda Walker and Sandra Woodcock travelled to Cambridge today to discuss an upcoming study to develop an new innovative stethoscope.

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Tuesday 31st July 2018

Heart Valve Voice invites you to participate in the very first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Tweet Chat to be held on 8 September at 16:30pm (GMT)

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Tuesday 24th July 2018

Mark Blatchly, Deputy Head Teacher and amateur athlete, lived a well-balanced, varied life with a healthy mix of career, family and marathon kayaking, until a shock discovery threatened to capsize everything. After decades of teaching others, he found himself learning the biggest lessons of his life: how to survive a terminal cancer prognosis, then heart valve disease.

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Tuesday 10th July 2018

​As we reach the last stages of the Patient Portraits: A New You Photography Competition, our regional winners are working hard to capture life after valve disease treatment with our volunteer patient models.

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Monday 9th July 2018

On the 26 July, Wil Woan, CEO Heart Valve Voice and Patient Ambassador Geoffrey Pritchard sat on the discussion panel for an informative debate hosted by the King’s Fund. The Debate titled The NHS is well equipped to adopt innovative technologies even in the current economic climate was chaired by Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizon Group, NHS England and discussed the adoption and spread of innovation in the health care system.

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Friday 8th June 2018

From the 4-8 June, MedTech Europe organised MedTech Week to promote innovative and life-changing technologies across Europe. National medtech associations and organisations across the continent were encouraged to hold events and support the week through their communication channels.

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Tuesday 5th June 2018

Heart Valve Voice have been working closely with clinical directors, policy makers and clinicians who are as passionate about innovation in healthcare as we are and are as dedicated to improving the patient pathway for valve disease patients across the NHS. Innovation is key to ensuring that patients are receiving the best and most effective treatment available. Meet Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHS England and Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend University Hospital. Tony spoke to Heart Valve Voice about his role with NHS England on the Strategy and Innovation Directorate and the importance of innovation in healthcare and the treatment of patients across the UK and the role of innovation in the treatment of heart valve disease.

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