Committees

HEART UK is supported by experts who guide and advise various aspects of our work. 

Medical, Scientific and Research Committee

Chaired by Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Oversee the Annual Conference, the development of research and speciality training programmes,  allocation of research awards and clinical guideline development

Patient and Supporter Committee

Chaired by Bryan Dobson, trustee

Oversees the HEART UK Ambassador Programme and spearheads activities for patients and supporters.

Campaign Committee

Chaired by Simon Williams, Head of Communications and Policy

Co-ordinates public affairs and policy activities to highlight the importance of cholesterol.

FH Action Group

Chaired by Simon Williams, Head of Communications and Policy

Co-ordinates public affairs and policy activities to highlight the importance of familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Healthcare Committee

Chaired by Michaela Nuttall, Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist

Provides up-to-date information to health care professionals who care for patients and their families with lipid disorders and co-organise the Annual Conference.

Laboratory Sub Committee

Chaired by Dr Bob Cramb

Provides information about Point of Care testing and sets standards of care and best practice for health care professionals who care for patients and their families with lipid disorders.

Lipid Interest Group

Chaired by Alison Pottle, Nurse Consultant in Cardiology, Harefield Hospital

Education, networking, promoting information and support for people with an interest in lipids i.e. nurses, dieticians across both primary and secondary care.

Lipoprotein Apheresis Working Group

Chaired by Dr Dev Datta, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

To promulgate guidance regarding the clinical indications for undertaking lipoprotein apheresis and the criteria of efficacy of its performance in the UK.

Assessment of the latter will be based upon data collected in a Registry, which is set up under the aegis of HEART UK and the Royal College of Physicians.  Also to widen the knowledge about Apheresis as a treatment.

Product Approval Working Group

Evaluates products for approval following an ethical and scientific policy framework.

Simon Broome Steering Committee

Chaired by Dr Nigel Capps, Consultant Chemical Pathologist Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Responsible for directing research based on a national cohort of over 3,500 patients and familial hypercholesterolaemia.  The Sub-Committee is composed of clinical academics, geneticists and clinicians.