About the BCS
‘Promoting excellence in cardiovascular care’
Founded in 1922, the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) has evolved into a complex organisation that plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK.
We currently have over 2,500 members including the great majority (probably 90%) of UK consultant cardiologists. Specialist registrars, GPs with a special interest, Nurses and other professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine are also members.
The BCS aims to support and represent all those working in the fields of cardiovascular care and research. To help achieve this aim, BCS is affiliated with 18 unique organisations that work in specific areas of cardiovascular medicine, health and patient care. Members of the affiliated groups, who are not also ordinary members of the BCS, are associate members of the BCS and there are currently approximately 8,000 health care professionals in this category, (including clinical and basic scientists, general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, physiologists and all subspecialties of cardiovascular medicine).
Together with our affiliated groups, BCS shares a broader mission to improve the care for patients with cardiovascular disease and form a powerful voice for UK cardiovascular health care professionals.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is:
To set standards of clinical excellence for the benefit of patients
Be committed to enhancing and maintaining the highest standards in training, education and research
To be the primary source of professional advice and advocacy in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and engage with government, patient groups, research councils, funding bodies and industry
To deliver these objectives in collaboration with patients, the wider public, and partner organisations
Our annual report details the work of the organisation and gives updates on the activities of our affiliated groups as well. Please contact email@example.com for the latest version.
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