APPG on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Heart and Circulatory Diseases exists to provide a forum for parliamentarians to work with experts across the health sector, patients and organisations to improve health outcomes for people living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK.

The British Heart Foundation provides secretariat support to the APPG to assist with its mission of ensuring that heart and circulatory diseases remain on the political agenda, so that together we can beat the heartbreak these conditions cause families and loved ones every day.

In recent years, the BHF and the APPG have worked together to raise awareness of heart and circulatory diseases amongst parliamentarians, and have run inquiries and produced reports on issues such as heart failure.

The APPG is currently running an inquiry on the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on heart and circulatory disease patients. As part of this, we recently held a series of roundtable discussions with patients, policymakers, cardiologists, researchers, and industry representatives to hear a range of perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of using artificial intelligence in healthcare.

For the next stage of its inquiry, the APPG has conducted an inquiry to find out what members of the public know and feel about the use of artificial intelligence technologies in providing healthcare to those with heart and circulatory diseases. Findings from our survey and roundtables will be presented in a report which will be launched in the Houses of Parliament on 1st May 2019. The report highlights the need to better consider patient perspectives on AI and presents a case for actively engaging patients and the public during the development and adoption of these technologies, to ensure they do not fall victim to the kinds of crises of public confidence that have hindered or derailed previous advances in medical science.

The launch event will bring together parliamentarians and key stakeholders across the health sector, charities, health tech industry, researchers, policy makers and patients to discuss the importance of patient involvement in the use of AI. There will be a presentation of the report’s findings, a panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience. For more information and to book your place, please contact [email protected]



  • Henry Smith MP – Chair
  • Mike Gapes MP – Vice Chair
  • Baroness Masham – Vice Chair
  • Seema Malhotra MP – Vice Chair

If you would like further information, please email us at [email protected]


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