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NHS England announces review into access to statins

5 September 2019

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said powerful statins could be given to patients by pharmacists without a prescription.

Twice yearly cholesterol jab shows promise

3 September 2019

A new gene silencing drug could be used to lower ‘bad-cholesterol’ in the blood according to new findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris.

Polypill could prevent heart and circulatory disease

23 August 2019

A low-cost polypill—combining four cardiovascular drugs in a single pill—cuts the risk of major heart and circulatory disease events by a third over five years.

BHF responds to fast-track visa announcement

9 August 2019

The BHF crespons to plans to create a new fast-track visa system to attract leading scientists to work in the UK.

Prime Minister's £250million AI funding boost could help transform care

8 August 2019

Today the Government announced a £250million investment in artificial intelligence (AI) to help transform the detection and treatment of conditions, including heart and circulatory diseases.

WHO guidelines on air pollution ‘feasible’, but more details needed

24 July 2019

Achieving the WHO's guideline limits on air pollution is “technically feasible”, according to new evidence published by DEFRA.

Prevention Green Paper promising step in the right direction

23 July 2019

The British Heart Foundation has today welcomed the Government’s Prevention Green Paper which makes proposals to help prevent and detect ill-health at an earlier stage.

Heart transplant figures drop, new figures show

18 July 2019

New figures published today by showed that the number of heart transplants dropped in the year to March 2019.

BHF welcomes pledge to adopt WHO guidelines on air pollution

16 July 2019

The BHF has today welcomed Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s commitment to adopting World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on air pollution.

BHF calls for clean air

20 June 2019

The BHF is calling for cleaner air this Clean Air Day