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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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  

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.

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.

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Friend Supporter Patron Completely Free! Be part of the CHD community for; > advocacy and peer support > access to wellbeing counselling > Coaguchek machine facilitation > employment…

1 Million Feb Foot Steps for TSF

To mark Heart month this February, we have created the challenge of walking 1,000,000 steps for the Somerville Foundation.  The aim is for our community of patients and supporters to get outside and walk, and together we will try to reach 1…

ACHD and pregnancy

ACHD and pregnancy webinar coming up from the Royal Brompton Hospital on 1st February at 2pm  

Covid-19 Concerns Webinar – 28/01/21

Click on the following Zoom link to join this webinar on 28.01.21 at 6pm where a panel of ACHD Specialists will be answering questions around Covid-19 concerns: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86257433964?pwd=ZmpuL1pKU1FJdFFKc2x2cU1CNk5SZz09

Thank You to our doctors & nurses

We sent a copy of this NHS - Thank You to all the ACHD Teams earlier this month in recognition of a very difficult 2020 and with hope for a brighter 2021: Image courtesy of David Makinson - our very own 'Banksy'!

Eat, Shop, Save

A healthy lifestyle is particularly important for those born with a heart condition.  Eat, Shop, Save is looking for applicants for a summer series.  It helps families facing ‘modern life burnout’ by looking at their diet, finances, fitness…


Congenital Cardiac Disease Review – Patient Experience – Scotland Our research panel is calling on members to complete a questionnaire to support the review of specialist congenital cardiac services in Scotland. Please complete the questionnaire…

New membership scheme set for 2021

The Somerville's new membership scheme is set to go live in February 2021. Insert letter here.

Run the Royal Parks Half 2021 for #TeamTheSF

Join our team and raise awareness for people born with a heart condition! The Royal Parks Half Marathon takes place on the 10th of October 2021; with routes through four of central London’s most beautiful parks; all on closed roads. Join…

Funding Announcement

Announcement Date: 29 October 2020 We were absolutely thrilled to hear that we have been awarded over £43,000 of Government funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as part of the Coronavirus Community Support…
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Scarred for life

Scarred FOR Life Scarred FOR Life is a special photo exhibition sharing the problems and heartache that accompany living with a heart condition, both mental and physical. The first Scarred FOR Life exhibition was held in 2015 at the Kelvingrove…

Scarred for Life - Scotland

  A Celebration of Life Scarred FOR Life is an exciting new project - a special photo exhibition of adults born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) baring their scars in celebration of life. The project was run in Scotland by three…