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21 Mar 2017

22/03/17 - NHS to notify heart surgery patients of small risk of infection caused by heater cooler units 

The NHS yesterday (Tuesday 21st March) took the precautionary step of writing to patients who have had certain types of open heart surgery to inform them that they may have a  low risk of having contracted an infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera). Over the next two weeks, letters are being sent to patients in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales who have […]

21 Mar 2017

20/03/17 - An opportunity for young people with CHD to be heard

The NHS would like to hear from young people with congenital heart disease with their opinions about the planned changes to CHD services nationwide. Find out more and complete the survey here. NHS survey for young people with CHD

13 Mar 2017

13/03/17 - New study in the USA explores the benefits of pre-op 3D printed hearts

“This study is incredibly important because it will finally quantify what we know from first-hand experience: 3D-printed patient-specific models improve surgery, improve outcomes and result in lower treatment costs,” said Dr Yoav Dori, Peadiatric Cardiologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “If we can empirically demonstrate this, it will be a game-changer for treating not only children […]

28 Mar 2017

08/03/17 - Building the Right Support, Transforming Care Together National Conference

Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017 Venue: Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR Time: 10.00am  – 4.00pm The conference is being delivered with the NHS England and partners to increase understanding and awareness of the Transforming Care agenda to disabled young people, parents/carers from diverse communities and stakeholders.There will be workshops and discussions regarding Building […]

6 Mar 2017

07/03/17 - CQC report on the state of care in NHS acute hospitals

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England has published a report on the state of care in NHS acute hospitals. Download it here.

Mar 06th 2017 - “Tell us about your care” – Disability Rights UK

You may be interested in giving feedback on your experiences of care either for your family member or yourself. Disability Rights UK have recently entered into a year long partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to gather feedback from disabled people about their experience of health and social care services, via CQC’s ‘Tell Us […]

1 Mar 2017

01/03/17 - Safety and Inclusion of Children with Medical Conditions at School – All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting

A meeting at the House of Commons today looking at the support given by schools to children with health conditions such as a congenital or acquired heart disease.

09 Mar 2017

23/02/17 - Transition Information Day for parents/ carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

This event in Kent will focus on Transition from secondary education to sixth form, college, apprenticeships, supported employment, internships, independent living and residential care. Many organisations involved in the process will be present and able to provide information and advice. Download the flyer KPCF Transition Information Day Flyer_ Final.

05 Jun 2017

17/02/17 - Consultation on CHD Proposals

NHS England’s consultation on proposals for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) services opened on: 09 February 2017 and will be open to receive your views until 23.59 on Monday 05 June 2017. The aim of this public consultation is to provide the public with information about the CHD proposals and the potential impact they may have, […]

05 Jun 2017

17/02/17 - Consultation on CHD Proposals

INFORMATION FROM NHS ENGLAND Dear Patient & Public Engagement Group member As you are aware we have been preparing for consultation on proposals for Congenital Heart Disease services for some months. We are now able to launch the consultation and it is now live – 9.30am 9th February 2017. The consultation will run until 23.59 on […]

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