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Welcome to the National Heart Forum

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading single cause of death in the UK and claimed the lives of around 101,000 people in 2005. Approximately one in five men and one in six women will die of the disease. It can be responsible for years of disability and ill health.

The National Heart Forum (NHF) is a leading alliance of over 60 national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and related conditions such as stroke, diabetes and cancer. Our diverse alliance comprises charities, non-governmental and medical professional organisations.

This website is designed to help you find out more about what we do, make contact with the NHF member organisations and discover more about avoidable coronary heart disease and related conditions in the UK.

About CHD

For everything you need to know about coronary heart disease and its associated risk factors, and how to promote heart health. Information about the causes of CHD, who is most at risk and what measures can be taken to reduce that risk. More >

News & Media

For heart health news and expert views contact the press office. Access press releases. Information regarding campaigns, areas of expertise and an opportunity to sign up to our e-news briefing service. More >


For information on our key policy areas. The NHF is ideally placed to review scientific and policy evidence and to make recommendations to government and policy decision makers on coronary heart disease prevention. More >


For our latest reports, newsletter and related archives which covers all aspects of coronary heart disease prevention. More >
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