Heart Disease And Stroke

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the Cross Party Group on Heart Disease and Stroke is to influence future policy development and help ensure tackling heart disease and stroke remain priorities, by:

  • Bringing collective expertise to Parliament, including that of people living with heart disease and stroke, to share evidence and research on the prevention, care and treatment of heart disease and stroke.
  • Increasing political awareness about living with heart disease and stroke, and the cross-cutting links with the wider public health agenda and the Scottish Government’s strategic position on health. 

Forthcoming meetings

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Professor Allan Struthers

Janet Reid

Maggie Lawrence

Dr Joanne Robertson


British Heart Foundation Scotland - Secretariat

Stroke Association

Angus Cardiac Group

ASH Scotland

Astra Zeneca Boehringer Ingleheim

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Psychology Society

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

Bravehearts ACHD patient group

Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland (CRIGS)

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Cardiovascular Interest Group (ABPI Scotland)

Caring Together

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Community Pharmacy Scotland

Division of Clinical Psychology Scotland

Familial Arrhythmia Network Scotland (FANS)

Glasgow Caledonian University

Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (GCRA)


Healthy Valleys

Heartsmart Lochaber

Inverclyde Globetrotters

Inverclyde Stroke Matters Group

Irvine Classics Stroke Group

Jordanhill Cardiac Group

Kirkcaldy Heart Support Group

Living Streets

Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS)

Lothian Psychology

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited


Nairn Cardiactives

National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease (NACHD)

National Advisory Committee for Stroke (NACS)


Roche Diagnostics

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Sanofi Aventis

Save a Life for Scotland campaign

Scottish Cardiac Society

Scottish HART

Scottish Heart and Disease prevention (SHARP)

Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum (SHFNF)

Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professionals Forum (SSAHPF)

Scottish Stroke Nurse Forum (SSNF)

Scottish Vision and Stroke Network (SVSN)

The Heart Manual

The Sommerville Foundation

Wellbeing Alliance

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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