Heart Valve Disease APPG

First Registered: 16/12/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To increase the awareness of heart valve disease in the UK and improve the number of diagnoses and treatments, by raising the visibility of the condition within Parliament, and ensuring there is active political interrogation into the optimal care and treatment of patients.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Heart Valve Disease

1. Cardiovascular disorders: assessing fitness to drive
26/09/2019 - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
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Found: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) Coronary artery disease Arrhythmias Successful catheter ablation

2. NCARDRS congenital anomaly statistics: annual data
12/08/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Cover_page National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service Congenital anomaly statistics

3. NCARDRS congenital anomaly statistics: annual data
12/08/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Cover_page National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service Congenital anomaly statistics

4. Infections associated with heater cooler units used in cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO
20/02/2017 - Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
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Found: 2015 indicating a low risk in patients undergoing valve replacement and repair and widespread contamination

5. Non-tech summaries 2016: projects on cardiovascular disorders
21/12/2017 - Home Office
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Found: analysing signalling gene function in the heart (heart, electrophysiology, hypertrophy, arrhythmias)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Heart Valve Disease

1. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020
18/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: In March, the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that the mistake Europeans - Speech Link
2: throughout that the only people who should wear valve masks are medics working in a clinical setting. - Speech Link
3: necessary and proportionate if (1) the threat from disease and death remains sufficiently significant to justify - Speech Link
4: effective epidemiological response to this horrible disease.Our epidemiological response has two levels - Speech Link

2. Health: Congenital Heart Disease
20/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: have that the proposed closure of congenital heart disease services at the Royal Brompton Hospital will - Speech Link
2: largest centre for the treatment of congenital heart and lung diseases, that its plans to decommission - Speech Link
3: children’s services for the treatment of congenital heart conditions at the Brompton.My connection - Speech Link

3. Pectus Deformity Treatment: NHS Funding
24/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: fixed. The symptoms include shortness of breath, heart rhythm disturbances and even episodes of collapse - Speech Link

4. Diesel Fumes: Islwyn
26/04/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: pensioner—suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He says that the fumes on the road make it even - Speech Link
2: has a major effect on deaths from cardiovascular disease and a lesser effect on deaths from lung cancer - Speech Link

5. Kettering General Hospital
24/03/2015 - Westminster Hall

1: is a much-loved district general hospital at the heart of the community of Kettering and north Northamptonshire - Speech Link
2: national recognition for its high standards in heart ultrasound scanning. Every year 8,000 of our constituents - Speech Link
3: A little over 10 years ago, my granddad had a heart attack and had to wait in a bed in Kettering general - Speech Link
4: state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners, which can show the heart in three dimensions. The 16-strong cardiac investigations - Speech Link
5: be diabetes, dementia, heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Caring for patients - Speech Link
6: personalised care. That is at the heart of integrating care—at the heart of the hub-and-spoke model built - Speech Link

6. Covid-19: Prisoners
16/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: licence scheme was there essentially as a safety valve for capacity reasons. As the noble Lord observed - Speech Link
2: scheme is there to ensure that there is a safety valve for capacity within our prison system. It has worked - Speech Link

7. Covid-19 Update
15/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: that this variant is more likely to cause serious disease, and the latest clinical advice is that it is highly - Speech Link
2: unfortunately, absolutely essential to control this deadly disease while the vaccine is rolled out. In some parts - Speech Link
3: review additional options in this area. His point on valve masks is extremely well made and is one that I have - Speech Link
4: among many young people who think that this is a disease that simply does not touch their lives. It is understandable - Speech Link
5: that young people then socialise and spread the disease much further and wider than they would if they - Speech Link

8. Atrial Fibrillation
04/11/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: right treatment.Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often unusually - Speech Link
2: up, but my final point is that we need to take heart from some of the newer treatments. Left atrial appendage - Speech Link
3: than from other strokes. The Global Burden of Disease Study in 2013 suggested that atrial fibrillation - Speech Link
4: of this diagnosis and the fact that it means my heart is less efficient. Noble Lords have heard everything - Speech Link

9. Parliamentary Constituencies Bill (Fifth sitting)
25/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: to parliamentary approval is to provide a safety valve, so that the collective overall proposals are not - Speech Link
2: Let me come back to the issue of the safety valve. I want to respond to something that the right hon - Speech Link
3: needs.For me, that hits fundamentally at the heart of what the democratic process is all about. I mean - Speech Link

10. Health Systems (Developing Countries)
11/12/2014 - Westminster Hall

1: Strengthening health systems gets to the heart of much of what the Department for International - Speech Link
2: Government’s work in this area, which gets to the heart of effective aid. It is not just about money pumped - Speech Link
3: while minimising the burden of ill health and disease in the developing countries that we aid.In - Speech Link
4: report does not look at a particular country or disease, but instead seems more to do with bureaucracy - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Heart Valve Disease
1. Heart Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Paul Farrelly
... (b) additional funding for treatment of heart valve disease to enable healthy ageing and (c) increased NHS capacity for multidisciplinary teams providing care to all heart valve disease patients.

2. Heart Diseases: Surgery
asked by: Paul Bristow
... how many heart valve replacement procedures have taken place in the NHS each month since April 2019.

3. Heart Diseases: Diagnosis
asked by: Henry Smith
... what assessment he has made of the effect of primary care networks on rates of detection of heart valve disease.

4. Heart Diseases: Medical Equipment
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of NHS prescription of Polivalve as a mechanism of helping people with heart valve problems.

5. Heart Diseases: Coronavirus
asked by: Chris Green
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on detection rates of (a) cardiovascular disease and (b) heart valve disease.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Chris Green Portrait
Chris Green
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bolton West
Joined: 16th December 2020
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve McCabe MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3509.

Email: mccabes@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Robbie Toomey, Four Communications, 20 St Thomas St, London SE1 9BF. Tel: 020 3761 4451

Email: robbie.toomey@four.health


Four Communications acts as the group's secretariat. https://fourcommunications.com/

Benefits in Kind
25 Nov 2020
Four Communications
Four Communications is paid by Heart Valve Voice to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/11/2020 To : 24/11/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Heart Valve Disease APPG