Those who work in the heart of the community, at the frontline of healthcare, have a vital role to play if we are to beat heartbreak forever.
"I am a Cardiac Rehab Health Coach working for the British Heart Foundation in the NHS. I care for heart patients, helping them recover from surgery and learn to live with their heart conditions, and educating them and their families on how to be healthy in all aspects of their lives.
"We have a range of resources for community practitioners to help you educate your local community on how to look after their hearts. We also have education kits which can help you deliver heart health training."
Cardiac Rehab Health Coach, Fife Cardiac Rehabilitation Service
British Heart Foundation-supported healthcare practitioner
Latest clinical updates
We regularly publish clinical articles relevant to community practitioners and other healthcare professionals in News and Analysis. Learn more about the BHF's work to improve best practice in the NHS and stay up to date with the latest in cardiovascular care.
Top service innovation resources
The BHF is committed to finding new and innovative ways of delivering and supporting the best possible care for patients with cardiovascular disease.
We want to ensure the best evidence-based services are put into practice, and we want to help healthcare professionals and commissioners all over the UK to do the same. That's why we have organised several pilot programmes with the NHS directly relevant to caring for patients with cardiovascular disease and high-risk conditions.
Our Events page lists upcoming professional events and conferences in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and management at which the BHF is planning to attend or present.
Featured resources for your patients
Featured resource: Understanding Risk series
We've designed a new, streamlined collection of leaflets and booklets focused on living a healthier lifestyle. Our new Understanding Risk series covers main risk factors of heart and circulatory diseases. We explain to your patients what these are, how these happen and how these can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Featured resource: Taking Control series
These leaflets explain the link between certain lifestyle choices and circulatory disease i.e. explaining how a diet high in salt can lead to a stroke. They also provide top tips for simple, small changes you can make to help keep your heart healthy.
- Taking control of alcohol
- Taking control of food portions and labels
- Taking control of salt
- Taking control of saturated fats
- Taking control of sugar
To order resources for you or your workplace, you can:
Explore more about how we can support your patients.