Category: Heart News

Pumping Marvellous Foundation statement and response to the Observer article dated 23rd July 2023

“Revealed – Drug firms funding UK patient groups that lobby for NHS approval of medicines.” The Pumping Marvellous Foundation receives income from a wide variety of sources such as for-profit companies, trusts, grants, fundraiser activities, online shop, and the NHS. These funds are used for – Helping patients – Creating, printing, and distributing patient educational […]

July 23, 2023

British IRONMAN Trial Published

Author: Richard Mindham – Steering Committee Member – Patient Representative After more than six years of research, the British IRONMAN trial has demonstrated that infusions of intravenous (IV) iron can improve Quality of Life in patients with heart failure (HF) and low iron levels. The IRONMAN trial, which was funded by the British Heart Foundation […]

November 7, 2022

MPs more interested in potholes than heart failure

News release – Pumping Marvellous Foundation MPs more interested in potholes than heart failure MPs talked about potholes in our roads 37 times more often than they did about a serious heart disease that affects a million Brits, new research has revealed. The new peer-reviewed study, being published in the open access journal, Open Heart, […]

June 28, 2022


First drug to treat ‘full spectrum’ of chronic heart failure approved by UK regulator: Empagliflozin is the only licensed treatment for adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction Bracknell, UK, 14 June 2022 – The UK medicines regulator has approved empagliflozin as a treatment for adults with symptomatic chronic heart […]

June 14, 2022

UK Heart Failure Patient Charter Launch 2022

Download our patient charter People interacting with healthcare services must be treated with respect. They must have equal, timely and appropriate access to optimal treatments and care, as outlined by national and international guidelines. Equally, that respect must be reciprocated to healthcare professionals. People must understand all communication at the point of discussion, explained clearly […]

June 5, 2022

Living well with Heart Failure report 2022

Part of our mission at the Pumping Marvellous Foundation is to raise the profile of Heart Failure, which we have always felt, doesn’t get the coverage it should. As a result, it has a lower profile than other conditions with similar or lesser levels of incidence, both amongst the public and policy makers. Working with our colleagues […]

April 7, 2022


Breaking News Today – 12th April 2021 AstraZeneca today announced that Forxiga (dapagliflozin) has been accepted for use within NHS Scotland by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) as an additional option for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (rEF) in adults, as an add-on to already optimised standard care. […]

April 12, 2021

Legal right to 2 week review of patients with suspected heart failure (HF)

The 2010 NICE guidelines recommend that patients with suspected HF should be reviewed by a specialist – within 2 weeks for urgent cases. Patients are presently waiting up to 20 weeks for specialist assessment. More details The Government should ensure that this recommended right to a review within 2 weeks is set out in law. […]

March 24, 2021

NICE Impact Report Cardiovascular Disease Management

Nice have published their Impact Report on Cardiovascular Disease Management 2021. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation and it’s patients have had an input into this report and provided important insights into the shaping of the report. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation have an important role in providing insights to organisations like NICE, the NHS and other stakeholders […]

February 2, 2021

Heart failure and Covid-19 Statement

BSH position statement on the roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations – December 2020 Heart failure and Covid-19 Statement People with heart failure are at increased risk of severe COVID-19. The British Society for Heart Failure strongly recommends that all those eligible accept vaccination, if offered. Vaccines allow an individual to develop immunity to a virus […]

December 18, 2020

Heart Failure Marvellous Award Winners 2021 for their outstanding contribution

Heart Failure Doctors, Nurses, NHS Teams, Patients and Carers  recognised for marvellous quality of care by the UK’s Heart Failure charity. The Pumping Marvellous Foundation awards are announced for outstanding contribution to Heart Failure services. Preston, Lancashire, UK, December 2020 –  Awards are currently being received by Health Care Professionals this week alongside a personalised commendation […]

December 14, 2020

Alice Fearn and Jai McDowall – Music Will Live in Our Hearts

West End Stars join forces to raise awareness of heart failure Stars’ charity single reassures people with heart failure that there is hope Stars and musicians from the West End stage, including Alice Fearn and Jai Mcdowall, have released a Christmas Charity single to generate awareness of heart failure, along with raising funds for the […]

December 7, 2020

European commission approves forxiga (dapagliflozin) for heart failure

European commission approves forxiga (dapagliflozin) for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in adults. PRESS RELEASE Dapagliflozin is the first SGLT2 inhibitor approved in the European Union (EU) for adult patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D). Almost one […]

November 5, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 and heart failure care in the UK

Findings revealed of first patient survey into the impact of COVID and Heart Failure care in the UK Under 60s report the highest levels of anxiety 65% have reported disruption to care appointments Following on from a recent survey around hospital admissions during COVID-19, a study has revealed the reasons WHY many people with heart […]

October 20, 2020