Ambitious plans for the NHS are set to redefine the roles of healthcare professionals working in cardiovascular care. Siobhan Chan visited the flagship NHS Health and Care Expo 2019 event to understand how.
First-of-its-kind guidance for palliative care in patients with heart failure in Northern Ireland aims to transform the care these patients receive at the end of their lives.
29 August 2019: Explore national and local data on cardiovascular disease prevalence, hospital episodes and more with the BHF’s new at-a-glance interactive visualisations.
Five-minute briefing: What the government’s latest proposals on prevention mean for cardiovascular care
29 July 2019: We break down the government’s new green paper on the prevention of ill-health and how they could impact the care you provide for people with cardiovascular disease.
29 April 2019: Vast amounts of data and artificial intelligence are helping to answer some of the biggest questions in cardiovascular disease. Here are six ways that BHF-funded data science research could solve pressing challenges in cardiovascular care.
29 April 2019: The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference is one of the biggest events in the cardiovascular disease calendar. Here’s a round-up of five activities you can take part in with the BHF this year.
16 April 2019: People with a heart condition can feel like they’re not getting enough information about sex – how can healthcare professionals start the conversation?
4 February 2019: We explore the NHS’ ambitions for cardiovascular care, stroke and diabetes as part of its Long Term Plan – and the impact this will have on your patients
5 December 2018: With the new NHS Long Term Plan due soon, we reflect on how sustainable transformation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) care can still be delivered despite periodic NHS reorganisation.
21 November 2018: Cardiac rehabilitation attendance in the UK has improved in recent years, but half of eligible people still don’t attend. BHF Director of Healthcare Innovation, Jacob West, asks whether it is time for a rebrand.
19 November 2018: With the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan just around the corner, we examine what the BHF is calling for and the impact these actions could have on cardiovascular care.
5 November 2018: Our reimagined patient information series will deliver more targeted information and improve the support we provide.
2 October 2018: The BHF’s guide to heart failure is now easier for patients to understand and can be used to log their goals.
28 September 2018: Social prescribing schemes around the country recently received a government funding boost. But what is social prescribing, and can it improve your patients’ health and wellbeing?
28 September 2018: A service providing integrated psychological support for heart patients says their approach can help people to recover more holistically, as Siobhan Chan discovers.
4 September 2018: Research labs around the UK are working hard to answer difficult questions that could one day help us to improve care for patients with vascular dementia. Here’s a rundown of the projects that the BHF is funding, that could have an impact on your work in future.
3 September 2018: An arrhythmia nurse who helped to develop a screening service for heart disease patients who need a cardiac device has won a BHF Alliance award.
30 July 2018: Arlene Cobban’s work to deliver person-centred care for people recovering from a heart event or requiring treatment for abnormal heart rhythms has won her a BHF Alliance award.
26 June 2018: A familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) nurse has won a BHF Alliance award for encouraging other specialist nurses to develop services in their areas.
26 June 2018: From July, the BHF will be talking about a broader range of heart and circulatory diseases. What does this mean for you as a healthcare professional?
NHS at 70: ‘The founders would be proud of what exists today, but the NHS must solve workforce challenges to survive’
25 June 2018: Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), says the NHS must face up to the challenges of long-term conditions, funding constraints and staffing shortages to survive another 70 years.
19 June 2018: Dr Matt Kearney is National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for NHS England, and a practising GP. As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, he tells us in his own words why the NHS can – and must – evolve.
7 June 2018: To answer the big questions in cardiovascular disease, some researchers are thinking small. Steve Robinson was at the British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference 2018 in Manchester to learn more about the growing field of nanomedicine.
30 May 2018: Clinicians and commissioners have a vital part to play in ensuring we reduce the chance of many children with familial hypercholesterolaemia developing cardiovascular disease prematurely in later life.
29 May 2018: With less than a week to go until the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference 2018, here’s a rundown of what the BHF has to offer at one of the biggest cardiovascular events of the year.
4 May 2018: Meet the two heart failure nurses who are bringing personalised care to Scottish heart failure patients.
1 May 2018: One in 10 people in the UK are living with undetected and potentially life-threatening high blood pressure. What can be done to find and treat these people before some develop cardiovascular disease?
30 April 2018: A community pharmacy scheme in Wessex hopes to improve patients’ adherence to anticoagulants by offering more pharmacist support
26 April 2018: Just 1% of children with familial hypercholesterolaemia have been identified and action is needed to improve care pathways after diagnosis.
23 February 2018: Meet the senior cardiac nurses who’ve spearheaded a rapid cardiology assessment service in their local A&E department.
19 February 2018: Adam had a stroke at the age of 47. He had no idea that he had high blood pressure. It was only after his stroke when he was told.
19 February 2018: Bettina had three major risk factors for high blood pressure, including her family history, age and ethnicity. Despite this, it wasn’t until she collapsed on a train that she was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
19 February 2018: Steven had his blood pressure checked during a workplace health scheme run by the Stroke Association. He was found to have alarmingly high blood pressure and advised to see his doctor straight away.
19 February 2018: Pharmacists like Mike McGuire can play a key role in high blood pressure detection and management. He supported patients like Robert to manage his high blood pressure with advice on medication and lifestyle.
15 February 2018: How two BHF Alliance award-winning nurses are helping to streamline care for patients with AF and inherited heart conditions through service integration.
26 January 2018: A collaborative effort is needed to reduce the burden of hypertension in England, a new Public Health England report finds.
25 January 2018: Clinicians and researchers are pushing the envelope to better diagnose, treat and prevent heart and circulatory diseases. Here are five ways BHF-funded research into new technologies could transform care for your patients.
19 January 2018: Our new online hub offers easier access to a broad range of information, articles, tools and resources for you and your patients.
18 January 2018: Six months after her BHF Alliance award for pioneering work on a mobile heart clinic, heart failure specialist nurse Viki Jenkins discusses her bid to gain a first-of-a-kind echocardiography accreditation and training nurses in Africa.
5 January 2018: After being crowned BHF Champion at the BHF Alliance awards last year, health and fitness manager Megan Stephenson speaks about her community work and volunteering efforts to help heart patients in Cumbria.
8 December 2017: Many thousands of people in the UK don’t know they have a potentially fatal cholesterol disorder – now the NHS has received a clear signal that this must change.