Heart Valve Voice News
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!
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.
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.
Friday 23rd March 2018
Heart Valve Voice was one of ten patient organisations to attend the first Masterclass on interventional procedures and medical technologies evaluation organised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Thursday 8th March 2018
Yesterday in Brussels the members of the European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Steering Group met for the second time to discuss the upcoming valve disease awareness day in September.
Monday 18th December 2017
Last week Heart Valve Voice CEO Wil Woan visited The North-West Heart Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital and met with Keith Pearce, the new president of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). The two discussed the possibility of both organisations forming a partnership in 2018 as echocardiography or ‘echo’ plays such a key role in the valve disease patient’s pathway.
Friday 15th December 2017
17 December, 2017 marks the anniversary of Brighton’s first ever TAVI treatment. Since this important first, the heart team at Brighton and Royal Sussex University Hospital have performed over 800 TAVI procedures.
Monday 20th November 2017
Recently Wil Woan attended the annual British and Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (BISMICS) meeting in London on the 2nd and 3rd November. The meeting brings together health professionals with an interest in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery from across the UK, Ireland and overseas to discuss recent advancements and achievements in the field.