Links, Reference and Helplines


British Heart Foundation – 0300 330 3311* (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)

The Stroke Association – 0303 3033 100* (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)

* Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than national rate calls to standard UK landline phone numbers starting with 01 or 02, and they must be included in your phone providers inclusive minutes and discount schemes in the same way.


British Heart Foundation – the UK’s number one heart charity.

NHS Choices – the NHS manage the UK’s biggest health website which contains a wealth of reliable and trustworthy information.

The Stroke Association – offer support for stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. They also run a TalkStroke Forum where you can meet other people affected by stroke, share stories and experiences.

British Cardiac Patients Association – the BCPA provide support, reassurance and advice to cardiac patients, their families and carers.

Medinfo – written by British general practitioner, Medinfo provide free and easy to understand medical information and advice, such as you might get from your own doctor, on a number of common and not so common conditions. – supply evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

Best Health – from the British Medical Journal, Best Health gives you reliable, easy-to-understand information, to help you make the best decisions about your healthcare.