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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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Thursday 24th May 2018

The 2018 Heart Valve Voice cycle ride from London to Paris is officially over and I am so proud of the team and what they have accomplished over these past three days.

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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Day two is all wrapped up now and everyone is tucked away and resting in preparation for the final day of the Heart Valve Voice Cycle Ride from London to Paris.

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Monday 21st May 2018

We’ve made it through the first day of our 2018 cycle ride from London to Paris and everyone has put in an amazing effort!

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Friday 11th May 2018

This week the Heart Valve Voice team travelled to Switzerland to meet the the steering committee for the European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The meeting was arranged to discuss and plan the upcoming awareness day and review each of the participating country’s plans for commemorating the day.

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Thursday 29th March 2018

Neil Betteridge is a Patient and Public Advisor for the NHS, an Improving Quality Co-Chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition & a Representative for the CRG Specialised Pain Services, NHS England. He works with Heart Valve Voice to ensure that we are optimising our patient advocacy and patient involvement. Here he talks about the benefits of volunteering with Heart Valve Voice.

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