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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, December 12, 2023

The next meeting of the CPG on Heart & Circulatory Diseases will take place on Tuesday 12 December 2023, 6-7.30pm, virtually on Microsoft teams.  

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Dzaui Jansen


Address: Dzaui Jansen BHF Scotland, The Cube, 43a Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3AT

Phone: tel:+441315613354 Find out about call charges.

Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Karen Adam


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Colin Smyth


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Alexander Stewart


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Carol Mochan


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Mary Galbraith


ASH Scotland
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Astra Zeneca
Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Cardiomyopathy UK
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
Community Pharmacy Scotland
Cruse Scotland
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
Heart Research UK
Heart UK
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie
Network for Inherited Cardiac Conditions Scotland
NHS Lanarkshire
Public Health Scotland
Resuscitation Council UK
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Sanofi Aventis
Scottish Cardiac Society
Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention (SHARP)
Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum
Stroke Association
The Heart Manual
University of Glasgow