Healthcare professionals are a vital part of our work. We aim to
equip you with the knowledge, expertise and skills needed on the
frontline of patient care.
Here you’ll find the support, resources, information and
opportunities we offer, whichever healthcare setting you work
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Mortality rates from cardiovascular disease
continue to fall, but CVD is still the single biggest killer in the
UK with over 180,000 deaths in 2010. 80,000 of these were from
coronary heart disease and around 49,000 from strokes.
There is still much to do to reduce these rates further and
prevent unnecessary suffering.
Over one million clinical practitioners work in the NHS, with
thousands more in the independent sector and in health education
and health promotion in the community: we appreciate the crucial
role you play in realising our vision of a world where people no
longer die prematurely from cardiovascular disease.