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 and Irish 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 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.
Adults should do some type of physical activity every day. Any type of activity is good for you. The more you do the better.
Primary Care Cardiovascular Society - driving primary care to deliver the best in cardiovascular health.