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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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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).

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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.

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Wednesday 28th February 2018

​On 7 February, the team from Heart Valve Voice including PAG member and Trustee Pat Khan attended an interactive educational event about valve disease treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Thursday 8th February 2018

​On 1 February, the Heart Valve Voice team invited patients and volunteers to join them on a climb to the top of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday 14th November 2017

This past weekend the Heart Valve Voice team attended the Issues and Answers Conference in Nottingham. The annual conference, aims to provide primary care professionals with the knowledge and understanding that will enable them to deliver best practice every day to their patients.

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Friday 10th November 2017

In partnership with the The Royal Photographic Society we will be launching ‘Patient Portraits: A New You’ a photography competition on the 5th December, encouraging keen photographers to capture heartfelt moments in time and convey what life after heart valve disease means to patients. The images captured will help raise awareness of heart valve disease, its prevalence and symptoms and educate audiences that with appropriate treatment, patients can return to a good quality of life.

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