NHS England Policy Propositions for Mitraclip and PFO Closure

NHS England Policy Propositions for Mitraclip and PFO Closure

19th March 2019

Opportunity to comment open to all BCIS Members

NHS England has produced policy propositions for commissioning of Mitraclip and PFO Closure. These documents are now open for comment and feedback by all interested parties. BCIS will be responding as an organisation, but individual clinicians with an interest are also able to comment online. This is an important phase of the commissioning process, and we would encourage members to support commissioning of these interventions by responding using the links below.

Percutaenous patent foramen ovale closure for prevention of recurrent cerebral embolic stroke

Percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation

Call For Expressions of Interest: VALVE FOR LIFE UK LEAD

Dear Colleagues,

Lead of the UK Valve for Life Programme

We would like to seek expressions of interest from members of the BCIS Structural Intervention Group and Valve for Life Committee in taking over the role of Lead of the UK Valve for Life programme. The successful candidate will work alongside the previous lead Dan Blackman, in his new capacity as Chair of the BCIS Structural Group, but will have sole leadership of this important initiative, supported by the Valve for Life Committee.

Valve for Life is a European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI) programme. The UK was nominated to be the 4th national Valve for Life initiative in early 2020, and has successfully delivered a comprehensive programme of activities aimed at increasing awareness and delivery of transcatheter valve therapies in the UK. Confirmation of ongoing funding to support the UK programme into the 2023/24 financial year has recently been received from EAPCI, and work to plan future activities has begun. The ongoing success of the UK programme will be dependent on the energy and enthusiasm of the new Lead.

If more than one expression of interest is received, the successful candidate will be selected by a nominated group of BCIS Council members, including the President and Structural Group lead.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form at the bottom of this page featuring a brief supporting statement (maximum 1 side of A4). Entries should be submitted by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 24th February 2023.

If you have any further queries, please contact Dan Blackman by e-mail at daniel.blackman1@nhs.net


Prof. Dan Blackman, BCIS Structural Intervention Working Group Lead

Prof. Dave Hildick-Smith, President of BCIS

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