The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK's fight against heart disease.
Cascade testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
The British Heart Foundation has launched the Miles Frost Fund to establish a UK-wide cascade testing service for families at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
The fund has been established in memory of Sir David Frost’s son Miles who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015. Read more...
Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, to create a world where diabetes can do no harm.
We provide information, guidance and peer support, to help people with diabetes manage their condition. We are also one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.
Working closely with healthcare professionals is central to making sure that everyone with diabetes gets the care they deserve, whether that be through prompt diagnosis, clinical care or support
We want to help people with diabetes live a full and healthy life. This means giving them the right knowledge at the right time, to help prevent or delay complications.
HEART UK – The cholesterol charity - Providing support, guidance and education services to healthcare professionals and people and families with concerns about cholesterol.
One in 250 people may have a high cholesterol condition called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), which means they are at high risk of a heart attack, stroke or sudden death in their 20s, 30s and 40s. HEART UK is for anyone affected by raised cholesterol or other blood fats, including triglycerides.
Heart Valve Voice is the UK’s dedicated heart valve disease charity. We work with patients and clinicians to help increase the awareness of heart valve disease in the UK and improve diagnosis and treatment. While there have been many advancements in the treatment of this disease the unfortunate fact is that far too many people are not being diagnosed and treated early enough. Our aim is to ensure that more of the population is aware of the importance of having your heart checked for heart valve disease, which can often be detected through a simple stethoscope check. With increased awareness we hope to see many more heart valve disease patients get the treatment they need to go on to live full and happy lives.
The objectives of PCCS:
To represent primary care cardiovascular health needs at policy level.
To promote best practice in primary care cardiovascular health through education, training and service development.
To support the development of primary care health care professionals in cardiovascular medicine.
To facilitate and lead primary care cardiovascular research.
To influence commissioners for the next decade (or longer).
The UK Stroke Forum is a coalition of over 30 organisations all committed to improving stroke care in the UK.
They organise two annual multidisciplinary conferences for healthcare professionals – a three day event in December (Liverpool) and a one day event in May (Belfast).
The aim of the UK Strok Forum is to provide opportunities for all stroke professionals and researchers to come together so they can learn from each other, share ideas and ultimately improve standards of care for stroke survivors.