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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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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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