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Heart and Circulatory Diseases

This Cross-party group's purpose:

  • To act as a channel of communications between the Scottish Parliament and people affected by heart disease, healthcare professionals and researchers.

  • To identify areas for action in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in Scotland; the provision of recovery & care services in Scotland and identify any issues relating to out of hospital cardiac arrest survival, and to campaign for improvement.

  • To keep abreast of any new research and evidence relating to heart and circulatory disease and ensure that the medical research environment in Scotland is best resourced and placed to support research and innovation relating to heart and circulatory disease.

  • To monitor the implementation of the Heart Disease Action Plan, the Women’s Health Plan (in relation to heart disease) and the OHCA strategy for Scotland and work with the Scottish Government to ensure full implementation.

Next meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Molly Cobain.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5240 Find out about call charges.

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Adam, Karen

Karen Adam


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Stewart, Alexander

Alexander Stewart


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

McLennan, Paul

Paul McLennan


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Lothian (Constituency)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

British Heart Foundation Scotland

Stroke Association

Angus Cardiac Group

ASH Scotland

Astra Zeneca Boehringer Ingleheim

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Psychology Society

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

Bravehearts ACHD patient group

Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland (CRIGS)

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Cardiovascular Interest Group (ABPI Scotland)

Caring Together

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Division of Clinical Psychology Scotland

Familial Arrhythmia Network Scotland (FANS)

Glasgow Caledonian University

Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (GCRA)

Healthy Valleys

Heartsmart Lochaber

Inverclyde Globetrotters

Inverclyde Stroke Matters Group

Irvine Classics Stroke Group

Jordanhill Cardiac Group

Kirkcaldy Heart Support Group

Living Streets

Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS)

Lothian Psychology

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited


Nairn Cardiactives

National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease (NACHD)

National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS)


Roche Diagnostics

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Sanofi Aventis

Save a Life for Scotland campaign

Scottish Cardiac Society

Scottish HART

Scottish Heart and Disease prevention (SHARP)

Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum (SHFNF)

Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professionals Forum


Scottish Stroke Nurse Forum (SSNF)

Scottish Vision and Stroke Network (SVSN)

The Heart Manual

The Sommerville Foundation

Wellbeing Alliance