British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Who we are:

We are 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.  Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

Our 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.

A vision for a better future:

Our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease.  Over the past months we have been reviewing our strategic approach with the help of staff, supporters and stakeholders.  Our new strategy will give us powerful focus in our fight for every heartbeat, and enable us to lead the fight against cardiovascular disease more effectively.  We'll continue the fight through our pioneering heart research, vital prevention and survival activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.


Our work:

Today, we are funding thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease. Discover more about this vital work:

  • Find out about research we're funding now
  • Meet our researchers
  • Find out how we've made heart research history

We also help people millions of people every year with our up to date information about heart disease so the UK public are better informed.

Find out about:

  • preventing heart disease
  • tests
  • conditions
  • treatments
  • life saving skills

Our publications offer vital information for heart patients and we also have resources for healthcare professionals.  We work hard to protect heart health and fight for better services for heart patients. Find out about our campaigns and how you can make a difference.  We are also taking our fight to politicians, government officials, workplaces and schools – find out about our work on policies.

But we can't do it alone. We are working alongside government, other health charities, healthcare professionals and thousands of dedicated supporters. Everybody has a part to play in the fight against heart disease.

Join our fight for every heartbeat:

Our research is powered by your support. Every pound raised, every minute of your time and every donation to our shops will help make a massive difference to people's lives.

  • Make a donation
  • Donate to our shops
  • Support our campaigns
  • Volunteer your time
  • Do your own fundraising
  • Take part in one of our events

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