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Long term plan for NHS in England 'a significant and welcome step'

7 January 2019

NHS England's ten year plan included a number of significant measures in the fight against heart and circulatory disease.

Government confirms plans to teach CPR in schools

3 January 2019

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today confirmed plans to add life saving CPR to the school curriculum in England.

Less than half of those eligible in England take NHS test to prevent dementia

31 December 2018

Less than half of the 15 million people in England eligible for a dementia-reducing NHS health check have actually taken the test, according to NHS England.

Excess winter deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases increase by 55%

20 December 2018

An additional 11,500 people died last winter due to heart and circulatory diseases in England and Wales, when compared to numbers seen during the rest of the year, according to the British Heart Foundation’s analysis of new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics.

New regional service identifies more than 100 people living with life-threatening inherited condition

10 December 2018

A service in the West Midlands that identifies people living with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) has diagnosed 131 people living with the life-limiting inherited condition since launching last year.

More than half of female heart patients missing out on life saving aftercare

29 November 2018

Thousands of female heart patients could be at higher risk of dying every year due to poor uptake of cardiac rehabilitation, according to the latest National Audit of Cardiac Rehab report.

Medical devices including pacemakers found to be unsafe, investigation finds

27 November 2018

A BBC investigation found that some medical devices, including pacemakers were unsafe

More children and young people with diabetes than previously thought, analysis finds

22 November 2018

Increased numbers of children and young people with diabetes has clear implications for heart and circulatory health according to a new study.

Early detection drive could prevent 115000 cases of heart and circulatory disease over next decade

19 November 2018

An estimated 115,000 cases of heart and circulatory disease could be prevented over the next ten years in England if diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure was improved, according to the BHF's 'Turning Back the Tide' report.

Restart a Heart Day trains a record-breaking number in life-saving skills

16 November 2018

This year, a record-breaking 238,793 people in the UK were trained in life-saving skills as part of Restart a Heart Day.