Heart Valve Voice’s healthcare professional Advocate are volunteers who play an important role in raising the profile of the charity in their local medical, patient and political communities. Advocates help us listen and keep us informed of what’s happening in your region. They also have the opportunity to shape the future of the charity.
For more information on becoming a healthcare Advocate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are undertaking heart valve disease check-up events in partnership with a variety of football and cricket clubs across the UK. These events provide an opportunity for sporting fans to have their hears listened to by a healthcare professional whilst they are watching their favourite team or sport. We also offer heart valve check-ups to members of the sports team and employees too.
At the event, our healthcare professional advocate donate their time to conduct heart valve check-ups using both conventional and digital stethoscopes to listen to the fan’s hearts. Echocardiography is also offered to those people who have a murmur. Further support and advice is provided for anyone who is found to have signs of heart valve disease.
Heart Valve Voice regularly attends meetings with MPs and senior policymakers to discuss heart valve disease and its diagnosis, referral and treatment. We also host parliamentary events to discuss new research, policies or increase awareness of heart valve disease. We often require support from either healthcare professionals or patients at these meetings, to help demonstrate the real-life implications of living with or working for those affected by heart valve disease.
Heart Valve Voice are working on a multi-disciplinary strategy within the healthcare sector. We will be attending several conferences throughout the year, and take healthcare professionals with a special interest in cardiology or heart valve disease along to such events.