National Advisory Committee on Heart Disease


The National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease (NACHD) is a national group which coordinates implementation of the Heart Disease Improvement Plan. The Committee convenes twice a year and aims to promote Scotland-wide collaboration, peer support and dissemination of best practice.

The remit of the NACHD is to:

  • co-ordinate and evaluate the implementation of the Heart Disease Improvement Plan
  • oversee development of national heart disease strategy
  • provide expert advice to the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates

The NACHD is chaired by Dr David Murdoch, Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. The NACHD includes representation from clinicians, the third sector and professional groups including public health, planning and pharmacy.