Heart Research UK is a charity proud to

stand out from the crowd

Heart Research UK

We're a charity proud to stand out from the crowd to help everyone live healthier, happier and longer lives.

We inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves. They are things we’re proud to have done for over 50 years and pushes us to do more.

Many peoples’ loved ones are around for longer now because we have driven advancements in prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. We know research works and we focus on benefiting patients as soon as possible. Always looking to the future, we give doctors unique opportunities to gain the latest skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to become the experts of tomorrow. We show youngsters born with heart disease, and those who care for them, that they can live active lives. Our Healthy Heart Grants focus on what works in communities to prevent heart disease in the first place. We’re not like other charities, we never stop you in the street, knock on your door or phone you to ask for money. We simply treat you how we would like to be treated. Everything we achieve is thanks to the generosity and time of our supporters.

Our founder, Mr Watson

Our history

We’ve been doing things differently for over 50 years. Along the way, we've played a part in many of the major developments that we now take for granted and our work continues. Whether it be funding six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants or holding the first medical masterclasses to enable clinicians to learn from world-leading surgeons, our history is one of discovery and progress.

All this would not be possible without the help of our researchers, community champions and supporters. It is their hard work and dedication over 50 years that has made Heart Research UK the well-respected, innovative charity it is today.

Meet The Team

Barbara Harpham


Sam Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Annual Report

Pulse Autumn Winter 2017

Research Strategy

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