The British Dietetic Association, established in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians. Its aims are to advance the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects, promote training and education in the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects and regulate the relations between dietitians and their employer through the BDA Trade Union.
Look in the membership section, select specialist groups then UK Heart, Health and Thoracic Dietitions Group to find useful resources.
As the nation’s heart charity, the British Heart Foundation focuses on three vital things:
Investing in pioneering research
Supporting and caring for heart patients
Providing vital information to help people reduce their own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness
The British Hypertension Society provides a medical and scientific research forum to enable sharing of cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment. An annual scientific meeting is held every September at a University Campus in the UK and Ireland.
The offical journal of the Primary Care Training Centre appears bi-monthly. It is free, and you can apply online to receive it by clicking the link.
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
Heart UK aims to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The website provides information, advice and support, including a telephone helpline and a membership scheme.
The ISDVD aims to provide a forum for the integration of Diabetes and Cardiovascular research which promotes multidisciplinary collaborations between clinicians and scientists, enhances the careers of individuals working in these disciplines and improves understanding of, and quality of care in, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
The Nutritionist Resource team is passionate about increasing awareness of the positive benefits nutrition can have on all aspects of an individuals life. Nutritionist Resource was set up to connect visitors with a wealth of information and the ability to search for the most suitable nutritionist.
The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, a registered company and charity, aims to improve the care and outcome of patients with cardiovascular disease in the primary care setting and to provide a general practice perspective on cardiovascular disease management to policy makers and expert bodies.
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Rehabilitation and Support Services. These include Communication Support, Family and Carer Support, information services and welfare grants. We also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and we act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.
The Stroke Association produces a number of publications including patient leaflets, Stroke News (a quarterly magazine) and information for health professionals.
Walking the way to Health (WHI) is the largest national body promoting and setting the standards for led health walks. It is a joint initiative between Natural England and the British Heart Foundation.