United Kingdom

Created by SHD Coalition

Scottish Parliamentary Roundtable on Healthy Hearts and Healthy Ageing

Ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary election in May, on 15 March Scottish Conservative Deputy Public Health Spokesperson and Parliamentary Health and Sport Committee Member Brian Whittle MSP hosted a virtual roundtable Healthy Hearts, …

Created by SHD Coalition

Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week Debate in the Scottish Parliament

In September 2020, Scottish Labour Public Health Minister David Stewart led a debate in the Scottish Parliament marking Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week in the UK...

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of heart valve disease as an underlying cause of a number of COVID-19-related (a) complications and (b) deaths.

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the prevalence of heart valve disease, and what action it is taking to provide access to treatment for older people with this condition to (a) support healthy …

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made in the frequency of stethoscope usage during GP visits for people over 65, and what steps it is taking to resume the detection of structural heart diseases among this group …

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question regarding treatment of cardiovascular diseases during COVID-19

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide treatment for people with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions during the COVID-19 lockdown

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question on non-COVID-19 diseases during lockdown

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to make an assessment of the reported increase in number of deaths from non-COVID-19-related diseases during the lockdown period...

Created by Brian Whittle (South Scotland, Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party)

Scottish MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people with severe heart valve disease have access to minimally-invasive treatment that can reduce time spent in hospitals to help reduce their exposure to COVID-19 …

Created by Paul Farrelly

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Implementation Framework of the NHS Long Term Plan facilitates delivery of (a) improved equity in access to treatment for...

Created by Paul Farrelly

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on less invasive treatments for Structural Heart Disease

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure equitable access to less invasive treatments for structural heart diseases throughout the regions of England.

Created by Paul Farrelly

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on Structural Heart Disease

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a national screening programme for structural heart diseases.

Created by Virendra Sharma

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Disease Screening Programmes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of heart disease screening programmes for the elderly on (a) the incidence of preventable disease and (b) NHS costs.

Created by Virendra Sharma

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Disease

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of preventable deaths caused by heart disease; and whether he has made an assessment of whether improving screening for older …

Created by Jonathan Ashworth

UK MP submits Parliamentary Question on Heart Valve Disease

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the early detection of heart valve disease in primary care settings; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of stethoscope usage …

Created by Virendra Sharma

UK MP underlines the need to introduce national population screening for Structural Heart Disease

That this House notes the urgent need to introduce a national population screening for structural heart diseases for adults over 65 years old; recognises the need to tackle challenges that structural heart diseases pose to older people and …

Estimated number of people with SHD in the UK

Percentages of population in the UK1

Key facts related to SHD in the UK

The UK spent £113.3 billion in 2015 on public healthcare2
By 2020, ¼ of the healthcare demand will be for the people over 6551
CVD represented 6 % of the total health public budget in 20152

Key messages

  • By 2040, we will have over 20 million people over the age of 65.1
  • The UK faces an unprecedented challenge to their economic stability and social structures through drastic increases in older citizens as a percentage of the population
  • The prevalence of elderly people in Britain is the new norm and requires corresponding policies that no longer rely on the standard contributions to the economy and society of the 30-55 age groups.
  • Investments in health innovations for this population are an economic necessity for Britain to adapt to the new demographic challenges.
  • Investing in technologies that can keep seniors out of hospital and having an active engagement in society will help to solve this issue

References

  1. Office for National Statistics (2016), www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationprojections/datasets/ tablea11principalprojectionuksummary [retrieved on: 25/July/2018]
  2. J. d’Arcy et al. (2016) Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27354049 [retrieved on: 25/July/2018]
  3. R. Harker (2018), Briefing Paper : NHS Funding and Expenditure, researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN00724/SN00724.pdf [retrieved on: 25/July/2018]