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Life saving CPR to be added to the school curriculum

19 July 2018

In a landmark move, the government has today announced that CPR will be added to the national curriculum.

NHS commits to a new focus around heart and circulatory diseases in 10 year plan

18 July 2018

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens has committed to tackle heart and circulatory conditions, adding them as a top priority to the NHS 10-year plan which is due to be unveiled this Autumn.

Nine in ten heart patients live with other long-term conditions, increasing their risk of dying

17 July 2018

Nine in ten people with coronary heart disease in the UK are living with at least one other long-term condition, such as stroke, dementia and high blood pressure, according to new figures we’ve released today.

Fears are wreaking havoc on millennials' lives according to new research

26 June 2018

As part of the BHF's Face a Fear campaign, the charity has revealed that millennials (aged 16-34) are more fearful of having no Wi-Fi (24%) than they are of snakes (16%), according to a new survey which reveals that 21st century fears are taking over young people’s lives.

Scientists reveal the way blood clots reduce the chance of infection

26 June 2018

New research that we've part-funded has identified the way nature creates its own plaster to try and prevent bacteria and other micro-organisms from penetrating open wounds.

NHS needs bold new approach to change outcomes on heart and circulatory diseases, according to nation's heart charity

26 June 2018

The NHS is lagging behind other countries in its treatment of a range of deadly diseases including heart attacks and strokes, according to a new report.

Edinburgh study could identify potentially fatal artery damage

25 June 2018

Researchers at the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh receive a BHF grant to investigate instances of acute aortic syndrome using pioneering imaging techniques.

To mark Clean Air Day, we renew our call for Government to adopt WHO air quality guidelines

20 June 2018

As today marks national Clean Air Day, we are renewing our call for Government to adopt World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality guidelines to protect the UK public from the negative effects of air pollution.

Olympian Roger Black meets aspiring athlete after both faced heart disease battle

19 June 2018

Top teenage athlete Luke Ball meets idol, British Heart Foundation Ambassador Roger Black MBE, after they were both born with heart defects

Prime Minister Announces £20 billion boost for NHS

18 June 2018

Theresa May has announced a £20 billion a year increase in funding for NHS England by 2023-24 - £600 million more a week.