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All information about heart valve disease, tests and treatments you find here. 

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UK-based healthcare professionals self-nominating as having specialist competencies in heart valve disease

The aim of the BHVS register self-reporting valve competencies is therefore to:

  • Guide clinicians in planning training and CPD to gain competencies in valve disease
  • Raise the standard of and reduce the variability in valve care by encouraging key quality measures
  • Provide a set of information for patients to judge whether their care is run by clinicians with suitable competencies
  • Guide commissioners on  components likely to reflect a specialist service

Please note individuals need to be a member of the BHVS to apply for inclusion on the list

Register of competencies


Improving awareness of heart valve disease through education, patient information and national representation


Improving care for patients with heart valve disease and providing information to support decision making and recovery


Supporting best practice in heart valve disease across the medical profession and sharing knowledge and experience.

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Healthcare professionals can become a member of the Society to help support our aims and gain from discounted meeting rates and access to our website members area.

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