Launching our new Research Strategy

19 October 2015        

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Today we've launched our new research strategy. 

This five year plan will enable us to continue to be at the forefront of cardiovascular research. 

Since we were founded in 1961, death rates from heart and circulatory disease have more than halved in the UK - largely due to research funded by us, and only possible through your generous donations. But coronary heart disease is still the single largest cause of death in the UK, quality of life is diminished for the millions living with life changing heart and circulatory diseases and each day seemingly healthy young people die unexpectedly from a heart rhythm disorder. Only when we fully understand the complex reasons behind the wide variety of heart and circulatory diseases will we be able to neutralise their threat. 

Explore our new Research Strategy.

Research is the only answer

Our Research Strategy reaffirms our commitment to funding the best and brightest scientists, researching all types of heart and circulatory disease, from the lab to the clinic. 

We will build on our current strengths, such as our Centres of Research Excellence, and stimulate research in areas that we know are in need of more support, like congenital heart disease and heart surgery

With the guidance of patients and their doctors, we will increase our support for clinical trials with the potential to have an early impact on people's health.

Read our Medical Director's summary of the new Research Strategy.

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We are totally reliant on the generosity of people who donate time and money to our cause. Every one of them should feel proud of the progress we’ve made and of their contribution towards it. 

But this new Research Strategy means we need to raise more than half a billion pounds between now and 2020. This will be a challenge, but one we will meet head on in our fight for every heartbeat. 

Please donate to help us continue funding life saving research.