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2015

BHF urges Supreme Court to get tough on UK air pollution

16 April 2015

The British Heart Foundation says Supreme Court judges must force the UK Government to speed up drastically its plans to improve UK air quality in order to protect the nation’s hearts from the adverse effects of air pollution.

Volunteer your way onto the career ladder

14 April 2015

We’re appealing for students with some spare time to join the fight against heart disease and, in return, learn new valuable skills and gain work experience to enhance their employability.

We’re calling for those approaching retirement to use their spare time to volunteer

14 April 2015

We’re calling for those approaching retirement to use their spare time to volunteer for the BHF and utilise their invaluable life skills and experience to help in the fight against heart disease.

Report claims heart failure patients are missing out on quality end-of-life care

8 April 2015

Thousands of dying patients, with conditions such as heart failure, are missing out on quality end-of-life care, according to a report.

Genetic link between height and heart disease

8 April 2015

Researchers that we part-funded at the University of Leicester, led by BHF Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, have found a genetic link between a person's height and their risk of coronary heart disease.

Over 40 per cent of people intend to leave money to charity in their Will

7 April 2015

Generous donations left in Wills help to power our life saving research and we've learnt that over 40 per cent of people plan to leave money to charity in their will.

Rory Black will score goals for the British Heart Foundation

7 April 2015

Rory Black, from indie-rock-n-roll band The Swiines, is organising a football tournament with chart-topping artist Jake Bugg at Notts County famous Meadow Lane on 16 May to help raise vital funds for our lifesaving research.

Meet our volunteer Luke Cameron

7 April 2015

Throughout April we will be speaking to some of our inspirational volunteers who have dedicated their time to the fight for every heartbeat - we start with Luke Cameron, Nicest Man in Britain.

Cigarette display ban will ‘help stop children taking up smoking’

6 April 2015

No shops or public premises will be able to sell tobacco products on open display from Monday 6 April.

More children are surviving heart surgery according to new study

3 April 2015

More children are surviving after heart surgery, according to a study looking at the past decade. Research has helped drive these improvements and we agree with the study's authors that the focus should now be more on longer-term impacts of congenital heart disease.