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Only third of people in UK to perform CPR on somebody they don't know

16 October 2019

Only 31% of people in the UK who haven’t been professionally trained on a CPR course are likely to help somebody having a cardiac arrest, according to new research commissioned by Resuscitation Council (UK) and St John Ambulance for Restart a Heart Day today.

New £1million Hope for Hearts Fund to help transform heart failure care

19 August 2019

Our Hope for Hearts Fund aims to test innovative approaches to delivering better heart failure care and services.

World Emoji Day: Accurate heart and lung emoji on the way

17 July 2019

Accurate heart and lung emoji could be on your mobile by next year.

Research highlights cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation

24 May 2019

Research from the British Heart Foundation, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research, carried out at the University of York, showed that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) uptake is a cost effective practice.

Improve public understanding of AI, or risk spread of fake news report warns

1 May 2019

The spread of misinformation risks undermining public confidence in the use of AI in healthcare, according to a new report from the APPG on heart and circulatory diseases.

BHF commits to moving towards zero emission vans

26 March 2019

We've made a significant step in the fight against air pollution by signing up to the Clean Van Commitment (CVC).

The BHF diagnoses 3000th person with life-threateningly high cholesterol

2 March 2019

Three thousand people across England and Scotland have now been diagnosed with life threateningly high cholesterol, thanks to cascade testing services the BHF helped to fund.

Organ donation law change could save lives in Scotland

25 February 2019

BHF Scotland encourages MSPs to back the bill in vital organ donation vote on 26 February

Glenn Hoddle to work with the BHF following cardiac arrest

18 February 2019

Glenn Hoddle has announced his plans to work with the BHF following his cardiac arrest last October. In an interview with the Sun, Glenn discussed his cardiac arrest publically for the first time and used the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and defibrillation.

Celebrating Scotland's CPR champions

5 February 2019

Now 23 out of 32 of Scotland's local authorities have backed our call to teach life saving CPR skills