It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor John Chambers. Professor Chambers was a true pioneer in heart valve disease and a leader in the field, publishing widely in the area and a passionate advocate of patient education and empowerment. He recognised the importance of a society with the sole aim of improving care for patients with heart valve disease and subsequently founded the BHVS in 2010.

We will announce plans to honour his memory in due course. If you would like to share any memories of working alongside Prof Chambers, please send these to us via email ([email protected]) or via our x page (@BrHeartValveSoc).

BHVS Elections 2024-2026 – Results now in!

Thank you to all members who submitted their votes for the BHVS Council elections 2024-2026.

It was a very close election and we like to take this opportunity to thank all candidates who entered.

The BHVS are proud to announce three new elected members to the council are:

Dr Alison Duncan

Prof. Ronak Ranjani

Dr Joseph Zacharias

We at the BHVS welcome them to the council for a two-year period starting immediately.

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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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