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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland works to raise MSPs’ awareness of the impact of lung and heart disease and stroke on the people living with these conditions. We want to ensure that their voice is heard on the issues that affect them. We do this through bringing together MSPs with their constituents affected by our conditions, by raising their concerns with Parliamentary Committees, and by supporting Cross Party Groups.
At the Scottish Parliament, Cross Party Groups bring together Members from across the political parties with outside organisations and members of the public to meet and discuss important issues.
Together with our partner charities, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland provide the joint-secretariat for two Cross Party Groups.
The Cross Party Group is led by Colin Smyth MSP and Alexander Stewart MSP, with secretariat provided by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, Stroke Association, and British Heart Foundation.
The purpose of the group is to influence future policy development and help ensure that tackling heart disease and stroke remain national priorities, by:
For information on meetings and membership, see the Cross Party Group on Heart Disease and Stroke webpage.
In January 2018 the Cross Party Group published a report on its Inquiry into Atrial Fibrillation and in May 2018 began a new inquiry on tackling Hypertension (high blood pressure).
The Lung Health group is led by Emma Harper MSP, with secretariat provided by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and the British Lung Foundation Scotland.
The purpose of the group is to:
For information on meetings and membership, see the Cross Party Group on Lung Rehab webpage.