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University of Cambridge set to break ground on new Heart and Lung Research Institute

11 July 2019

Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today announced a £30 million award to the University of Cambridge to support the new Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI).

Simon Gillespie to retire from the British Heart Foundation

4 July 2019

Today we announce that our chief executive, Simon Gillespie, will be retiring from the charity at the end of December after almost seven years.

New research in Oxford could lead to improvements in recovery of stroke survivors

26 June 2019

The University of Oxford has received £250,000 funding to investigate the no-reflow phenomenon, an issue that can dramatically impact the recovery of a stroke survivor.

BHF calls for clean air

20 June 2019

The BHF is calling for cleaner air this Clean Air Day

London to Brighton Bike Ride 2019 raises over £2 million for life saving research

17 June 2019

On Sunday 16th June, almost 15,000 cyclists took part in our flagship cycling event, the London to Brighton Bike ride and raised an incredible £2 million.

BHF Chief Executive honoured with OBE

7 June 2019

British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Simon Gillespie has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, recognising his services to patients and medical research.

High blood pressure during pregnancy increases risk of heart attacks and strokes

5 June 2019

Women who have high blood pressure during their pregnancies, or a related more severe condition called pre-eclampsia, are at much higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than those who have normal blood pressure, according to new research we funded.