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BHF responds to the government's new Tobacco Control Plan

18 July 2017

The BHF responds to the Government's announcement today of its new Tobacco Control Plan, which sets out to achieve a ‘smoke free’ England by 2022.

BHF reveal that the majority of Brits are stuck in their comfort zone and daily routines

17 July 2017

Over half of Brits don’t venture outside of their comfort zones and almost half (45%) fear that one day they might live to regret it, according to new statistics released by the BHF.

Changes to ambulance response times

14 July 2017

NHS England has announced a new set of performance targets for the ambulance service which will apply to all 999 calls for the first time.

Government response to the National Data Guardian review

12 July 2017

The Government has today published its response to the National Data Guardian review, which looked at how to improve security of health and care information and the choices people have about how their data is used.

Researchers develop new early warning scan for heart attacks

12 July 2017

Researchers that we fund at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test to provide an early warning of coronary artery disease, and the risk of heart attacks.

Frost family and BHF launch nationwide genetic testing service for deadly heart condition

12 July 2017

New genetic testing service could test up to 800 people each year potentially at risk of the deadly heart condition responsible for Miles Frost’s death. The family of Sir David Frost and the BHF have launched a new nationwide genetic testing service to identify people at risk of the inherited heart condition HCM, which killed Sir David’s son Miles.

Deadly heart conditions being attributed to stress and anxiety

5 July 2017

Research published today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that six in ten patients living with inherited heart conditions face long delays before receiving a diagnosis as their symptoms are attributed to other conditions like stress, anxiety and epilepsy. This work shows the need for more research into genetic testing to make diagnosis quicker.

Chief Medical Officer calls for gene testing revolution

4 July 2017

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has called for whole genome screening (WGS) to become as standard as blood tests and biopsies.

Ten year anniversary of smoking ban sees lowest number of smokers on record

1 July 2017

Health campaigners are today celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the smoking ban in England, which saw smoking banned in enclosed public places - including offices, factories, pubs, restaurants, railway stations, and leisure centres.

Soft opt-out organ donation gives new hope to families in Scotland

30 June 2017

Yesterday, the Scottish Government announced it will bring forward legislation to introduce the soft opt-out organ donation system.