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COVID-19 Update 4 October 2021

England New rules for travelling or returning to England • New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world • Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries • 8 destinations…
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Meet our RPH 2021 Runners

The Royal Parks Half Marathon – Takes place on 10 October 2021! With incredible views of iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, the London Eye, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Palace of Westminster. This year we have 5…
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Wishing our VMG London Marathon runners all the best!

The Virgin Money Giving London Marathon takes place this Sunday 3rd October in London. We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in one of the world’s most coveted races, raising awareness for young people and adults born with…
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COVID-19 Update 28 September 2021

England New rules for travelling or returning to England New international travel system from 4 Oct: red list and rest of world Changes to rules for fully vaccinated travellers coming from non-red list countries 8 destinations removed…
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COVID-19 Update September 2021

ENGLAND  Changes to green and red travel lists  Montenegro and Thailand moved to the red list on 30 August. The Azores, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland are now on the green list. Third vaccine dose for…
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Neil's Journey | London Marathon 2021

In 3 weeks' time, Neil will be running the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon on 3rd October.  The 26.2-mile trek around London is no walk in the park (pardon the pun), but when you have 20 years of running experience behind you, everything…
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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker - Abby Cohen

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you…
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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker - Henry Gaskin

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you…
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Finance Webinar 8 September | Meet the Speaker - Ben Adams

Join The Somerville Foundation finance webinar on Wednesday 8th September. Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Retiring early? buying your first home? Do you…
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Finance Webinar 8 September '21

FINANCE WEBINAR: Join us 8 September ’21 at 6 PM for an introduction to financial planning! Our finance specialists will discuss a variety of financial topics from Mortgages to pensions and investments & more! Sign into the Members…
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Heart Disease Lived Experience Network

If you live in Scotland and been affected by heart disease we want to hear about your experiences and work with you to make improvements. In Scotland today, around 400,000 people live with Heart Disease. To ensure we can improve access…
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COVID Update - August 2021

Latest Covid guidance - August 2021 From 2 August ENGLAND If you’ve been fully vaccinated in the US or most of Europe, you do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test, when returning from amber list countries. Read more here. From 8…

Subsidised MedicAlert Membership

When you become a Supporter or Patron member of The Somerville Foundation, you will receive a £10 subsidised discount off annual MedicAlert Membership. MedicAlert is the only UK charity providing life-saving medical ID services. During an emergency…
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ZipperGal's Story - 6 Years On

Ella, also known as @Zippergal on instagram, shares her account of the last 6 years of her life as a young person born with a heart condition. (CHD). 6 years ago today - 24/4/15 - my life changed forever. "That evening I went into SVT…

SURVEY: Help The Somerville Foundation improve!

This is an important opportunity for our community (you!) to tell us what you think. The results of this survey will assist with the charity's future plans, it is also an opportunity for you to be more involved, with additional volunteer…
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Fundraising goes GREEN!

The Somerville office team recently held a Charity Plant Sale and raised an incredible £397! Fundraising can be fun and you can do it anywhere...even from your front yard! Every penny raised goes straight into providing much-needed services…
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Important Alert for those with Mechanical Heart Valves

The NHS has put out a “Safety Alert” in respect of the anti-coagulation medication for this type of valve in light of some patients having been moved from Warfarin. If you have a mechanical valve and are not currently taking warfarin as…
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Welcoming Neil Hunting - Our Official 2021 London Marathon Runner!

We are simply over the moon to officially announce Neil Hunting as our London Marathon runner for 2021! Neil has started his training for the Marathon which is on 3rd of October and will be sharing his progress with us. Neil has previously…
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Survey: Congenital Heart Disease Priority Setting Partnership

Have YOUR say on the future of Congenital Heart Disease research! A national study has been launched to identify and prioritise the areas of future research in congenital heart disease that are most important to patients, their families,…
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Amazon Prime Day 21 - 22 June '21

AMAZON PRIME DAY IS ON FROM 21 - 22 JUNE! Prime members who shop Amazon Prime Day deals from 21st – 22nd June can do more than discover great deals: Simply shop HERE or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile will…
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Survey Responses - Cardiology 2022 Curriculum Survey

We have provided responses below explaining further detail regarding the completion of the Cardiology 2022 Curriculum Survey by the 20th of June 2021. We hope this will give information as to what the differences will be to ACHD services should…
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Save the date - 2021 Virtual Conference

Our 2021 Annual Conference will be taking place on the 9th of October. This years conference will be held virtually. Agenda to be confirmed, watch this space!  
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TAKE THE SURVEY: Cardiology 2022 Curriculum Survey

Your vote is URGENTLY needed! ACHD CARDIOLOGY IS AT RISK! Your say can shape the future of ACHD services, or they will VANISH! We need as many people, not just ACHD patients to take part in this survey! The deadline to participate is the 20th…
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World Heart Rhythm Week

This week is #WorldHeartRhythmWeek ! 💙❤️ Know your Pulse To Know Your Heart Rhythm. It could save your life! Raise awareness and share this post 🙌🏼 #ListenToYourHeart  
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Design a Card for our Shop

Get creative and use your artistic flair for a good cause! If you would like to submit a design but are not yet a member, sign-up here.
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Our Summer '21 Newsletter is out!

The summer edition of our newsletter is out! Available to view in the Members Area. Not yet a member? No problem, sign-up here! In the May issue: spotlight on specialist centre, inspiring stories and much more!
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Ideas to Inspire You #CaptainTom100

A year ago Captain Tom completed his famous 100 laps of his garden and his legacy lives on today! Join us over his birthday weekend of 30 April to 3 May and participate in the #DoItYourWay 100 Challenge. The challenge is based around the…
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Do It Your Way 2021 - #CaptainTom100

Remember the 2.6 challenge last year?  In recognition of the loss of income for charities, this year the organisers of the 2.6 challenge and Captain Tom's family have got together to help other charities raise much needed funds over the weekend…

Covid 19 & ACHD Concerns Webinar – Part 2

Our first Covid 19 & ACHD Concerns Webinar was so popular we’re running it again! Register at http://bit.ly/3aiOETd to join a new panel of specialists answering more of your questions at 6pm on 25.02.21.