Heart Rhythm UK is the affiliated group of the British Cardiovascular Society dedicated to improving all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia care and electrical device based therapies.
Heart Rhythm UK is also affiliated to the Arrhythmia Alliance
It was formed in 2005 by the amalgamation of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG), the British Association of Arrhythmia Nurses (BANA) and the UK Interventional Electrophysiology Society (UKICES).
It acts as a unifying focus for professionals involved in arrhythmia care and electrical therapies in the UK.
The society has members drawn from several different professional bodies including Consultant Cardiologists, Cardiac Physiologists, Arrhythmia Nurses and trainees from each of these disciplines. All members are eligible to vote in elections to the Council.
The society has four main subgroups to focus and advance work in key professional areas:
Arrhythmia Nursing (and Allied Professions)
Heart Rhythm UK has close working relationships with the Arrhythmia Alliance representing patients’ groups, medical regulatory and advisory bodies (MHRA), and with colleagues in the medical equipment and device manufacturing industries (ABHI).