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All Party Group on Heart Disease and Stroke


To provide a forum for discussion on prevention, rehabilitation, ongoing care and treatment of heart disease and stroke, between Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, people living with these conditions, the charities working in the field, and the health professionals involved. 

Forthcoming Meetings

A meeting of the All Party Group on Heart Disease & Stroke has been arranged to take place on Tuesday 19 February from 8.00am to 9.45am in Room 115. 

The theme of this meeting will focus on getting to the heart of the matter on smoking prevention – how introducing plain tobacco packaging will help save local lives. Expert speakers, including Professor Linda Bauld from the UK centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Stirling, will help outline the evidence for the introduction of plain or standardised packs in Northern Ireland. 

All Members are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Jayne Murray, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland on 028 9053 8301 or email

Officers of the Group

Chairperson: Mr Mickey Brady MLA
Vice-Chairperson: Ms Paula Bradley MLA
Secretary: Ms Jo-Anne Dobson MLA
Treasurer: Mr Mark H Durkan MLA     

Group Members 


Mickey Brady, Sinn Féin
Paula Bradley, DUP
Jo-Anne Dobson, UUP
Mark H. Durkan, SDLP
John McCallister, NI21 
Jim Wells, DUP                       
Pam Cameron, DUP                    
Gordon Dunne, DUP                  
Peter Weir, DUP
Steven Agnew, Green               
Kieran McCarthy, Alliance
Chris Lyttle, Alliance                   
Danny Kinahan, UUP
Roy Beggs, UUP

Financial or other benefits received

Secretarial support provided to the Group by:

British Heart Foundation; Stroke Association Northern Ireland; and NI Chest, Heart and Stroke.

Contact Details

Jayne Murray, British Heart Foundation
Email:  Tel: 028 9053 8301

Laura Cousins, Stroke Association Northern Ireland
Email:  Tel: 028 9050 8020

Neil Johnston, NI Chest, Heart and Stroke
Email: Tel: 07876 595269

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