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Professor Robert Winston urges UK Government to protect science

3 July 2015

Professor Robert Winston urges UK Government to protect science past April 2016.

Heart attack survival rates in UK lagging behind other countries, report says

3 July 2015

A new report released by the Nuffield Trust shows that heart attack survival rates in the UK are lagging behind other countries, such as Sweden and Norway.

Research holds the key to cutting the devastation caused by heart attacks

3 July 2015

Dr Mike Knapton, our Associate Medical Director, explains why research holds the key to improving diagnosis and treatment for heart attacks

Amherst Junior School making a splash for BHF

2 July 2015

Dedicated pupils at Amherst Junior School in Sevenoaks have celebrated raising an incredible £153,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

BHF researchers find physically active children are happier and more confident

2 July 2015

New Public Health England Change4Life study shows physically active children are happier and more confident.

Trustee announced as President of Academy of Medical Sciences

30 June 2015

BHF Trustee and BHF-funded researcher Professor Sir Robert Lechler has been announced as the incoming President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, which is an independent body that represents medical science.

Over 100 people take to the skies to save lives

24 June 2015

Over 100 people have become ‘Heart Flyers’ by jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

New Bill to teach CPR at secondary schools could save lives

24 June 2015

The BHF have today welcomed the presentation of a Private Members' Bill to Parliament by Teresa Pearce MP to ensure pupils at secondary school are taught lifesaving CPR skills and defibrillator awareness.

Heart failure patients are less likely to receive end of life care

23 June 2015

Heart failure patients are less likely to receive palliative care than people with terminal cancer, according to a report.