A voluntary self-funding group of heart patients and their careers that help patients and careers face the future

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Just to let you know what we are all about and what we do to help Cardiac Patients and their Careers

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Registered charity in England No 1144451

Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation

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Next Meeting Monday 16th February 2015

Statins are prescribed to people with cardiovascular disease and to those at high risk. June Davison puts some of your questions to Professor Richard Hobbs, head of Primary Care (Health Sciences) at the University of Oxford and a part-time GP.

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Sunday 20th July 2014. BHF Bike Ride


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Buddy System

We are very keen to establish a “buddy” network as part of the group’s continuing desire to provide practical support to patients and families who have experienced a cardiac event. We are seeking volunteers from within the group to offer their time to speak to patients who are recently discharged from hospital or about to go in to have a procedure or a carer who has a full list of worries and concerns for the wellbeing of their partner.  This opportunity to speak with someone who has gone through what you are about to can prove to be invaluable. We believe that everybody will benefit from speaking to somebody who has “been there, done that and bought the T Shirt” (you can actually buy the T Shirt from us!). This will not be a case of having people ringing you at all times of the day. The patients will be closely matched so that their condition matches your own and they will be told a time to call that is convenient for you. Please cast your mind back to your own event and consider how useful it would have been to have the opportunity to speak with someone.

Lucus System purchased and presented

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February 16th – We will be joined by Diane Sarker who is Director of Nursing at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital. Diane will be giving an update on the development of the hospital from a clinical perspective.

Funds raised from the auction night were £279.50 and thanks go to all those who donated and to those making the  purchase’s  and of couse to Andrew and Ray and not forgetting the assistance of Wendy and Brenda to make it a good night

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Hearts & Minds are holding our  Wear It Beat It event

in both the CTC and main hospital reception area’s

on Wednesday 4th February 2015

to raise money for life-saving research.

Heart and circulatory disease kills one in four people in the UK, stealing them away from loved ones. So this February 4th to the 6th join the nation in wearing something red to fund life- saving heart research. Whoever you are doing it for, and whatever you decide to wear, it’s easy for your workplace, school or group of friends to take part.

Are you doing enough ? Click link below from the BHF

Lack of exercise may lead to twice as many deaths as obesity, study claims