Useful websites

Websites with general information about your heart

  • British Heart Foundation: http://www.bhf.org.uk/
    The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity, focusing on investment into pioneering research, supporting and caring for heart patients and providing vital information to help people reduce their own risk of dying prematurely from a heart or circulatory related illness.
  • NHS Direct - Cardiovascular: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia/subjects/?categoryId=148
    NHS Direct provides information and advice about health, illness and health services, to enable patients to make decisions about their healthcare and that of their families.
  • The Healthy Heart Programme: http://www.heartpro.co.uk/coronary-heart-attacks-diseases-problems.html
    The Healthy Heart Programme provides a service designed to help you look after your heart by understanding your heart health profile and risk factors, and then to provide you with useful information, actions and incentives for leading a more heart friendly lifestyle.
  • NICE guidance Information for people with heart failure, their carers, and the public: http://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/CG5/PublicInfo/pdf/English
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
  • Blood Pressure UK: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org.uk/
    Blood Pressure UK is the UK wide charity dedicated to lowering the nation's blood pressure to prevent disability and death from stroke and heart disease.

  • Websites about healthy eating for your heart

  • Food Standards Agency - Healthy Heart: http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthissues/healthyheart/
    eatwell is the Food Standards Agency's consumer advice and information site. It is packed with reliable and practical advice about healthy eating, understanding food labels and how what we eat can affect our health.
  • British Nutrition Foundation: http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
  • The British Nutrition Foundation is a registered charity. It promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based knowledge and advice on the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.

  • Nutritionist Resource: http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/
    A helpful resource for anyone looking for support or nutritional advice.  Nutritionist Resource believe that everyone in the UK and beyond should have easy access to quality nutritional advice from professionals.  This website allows individuals to search for a professional nutritionist, find information about how a nutritionist could help and review the answers to the most frequently asked nutrition questions. It also lists useful articles written by nutritionists, latest news and upcoming events.

  •  Websites about stopping smoking

  • Smoke Free Islington: www.smokefreeislington.nhs.uk/
    More people in Islington are making the decision to stop smoking than ever before, there is plenty of help and support available
  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH): http://www.ash.org.uk/
    Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.
  • NHS Choices - Go Smoke Free: http://gosmokefree.nhs.uk/
    When you go smokefree, you are up to four times more likely to succeed if you use NHS support and stop smoking medicines such as patches or gum to manage your cravings. This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services, and videos from real quitters talking about what worked for them. You can find out about all of the options and make the right choice for you.
  • Working on it!