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New findings show why tackling air pollution must be top priority

27 May 2018

We urge the Government to introduce a new Clean Air Act that adopts World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines, as a survey commissioned by the charity shows two thirds (65%) of respondents are concerned about the effect of air pollution on their health.

Ballet students swap ballet lessons for life saving CPR training

25 May 2018

Ballet students at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham join our nation of lifesavers campaign and learn life saving CPR skills.

New trial to prevent dementia after a stroke gets go-ahead

23 May 2018

We are announcing the start of a clinical trial to see if cheap, existing drugs could be used to prevent cognitive decline and dementia after stroke.

UK Government launch new Clean Air Strategy Proposal

22 May 2018

The UK Government has published their proposed Clean Air Strategy which will aim to cut air pollution.

Prime Minister challenges UK to transform care through AI and data science

21 May 2018

We’ve today backed a challenge from the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to make the UK a world leader in the use of data and artificial intelligence to help transform the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases in the UK.

Celebrating 50th anniversary of first UK heart transplant

3 May 2018

3rd May 2018 marks 50 years since Donald Ross led a team of eighteen to carry out the first heart transplant in the UK.

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air according to new data from WHO

1 May 2018

We’re urging Government to adopt tougher air quality guidelines in response to newly released data from the World Health Organisation.

Digital solution could help thousands of Scots with high blood pressure

1 May 2018

New digital approaches are being tried in Scotland to help people with high blood pressure to understand and monitor their condition at home

Heart patients to benefit from £400,000 grant for state-of-the-art scanning

1 May 2018

Cardiology patients and researchers will benefit from state-of-the-art MRI scanning facilities in Edinburgh thanks to a £400,000 grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Failing to adopt the EU’s Clinical Trials Regulation risks leaving researchers in the UK out in the cold

17 April 2018

The British Heart Foundation has joined with seven other science and research organisations to highlight why a shared framework for clinical trials is so important for patients across the EU.