Heart Felt


We are delighted and privileged to bring to you a very special presentation for our first face to face FOCUS event since lock down. Julie-Ann is the recipient of a heart transplant and Dr Alison Smyth is her cardiologist. They will share their experiences both as a patient and as a heart specialist.

Julie-Ann Morris

“I am Julie-Ann I am a Senior Underwriter with Royal London.
At the age of 19 I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy following family screening.
In 2016 at the age of 39 I was diagnosed with end stage heart failure and in February 2018 I was fortunate enough to receive a lifesaving transplant.
My presentation will be a light hearted (excuse the pun) rendition about my personal experience with heart failure and transplant.”
Dr Alison Smyth

Alison hails originally from Belfast and completed her medical training at Queen’s University in 2007. She completed specialty training in cardiology in Belfast. 
With a keen interest in heart failure, she moved to Glasgow in 2017 to complete a one year fellowship in “Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation” and never left! 
Alison is a speciality doctor with the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service.
Since her move to Scotland, she has taken up running and spends most weekends chasing a new Parkrun PB.

Itinerary / Hotel

Apex Hotel
31 – 35 Grassmarket

5.30 – 6.00 Welcome drinks
6.00 – 7.00 Presentation
7.00 – Food and drinks

We await a 10% discount code from the hotel. If booking accommodation online please get in touch if you would like the code when available.

How to join us

Email Jane Lyle ( jane.lyle@royallondon.com ) to confirm your booking. Please do so before  Mon 12th Sep and include the number of people attending, their names and if they need any special requirements.

The cost of the event is £45.00 per person

Payment by BACs

Bank: Royal Bank Of Scotland
Sort Code: 83 06 08
Account No: 21422846
Account name: Forum Of Claims and Underwriting (Scotland)

We look forward to seeing you there

FOCUS Committee