Press/Media: Other

Period3 Oct 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleFamily of Sir David Frost fund lifesaving scheme
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe family of a legendary broadcaster has created a legacy that is set to save lives in Scotland.

    A nationwide service provided by specialist cardiac nurses to support people suspected to have an inherited heart condition which can cause a cardiac arrest without warning has been created thanks to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the family of Sir David Frost.

    The Miles Frost Fund was set up by the Frost family in partnership with the BHF to raise £1.5m to better identify people at risk across the UK. The condition was responsible for the sudden death of Miles Frost in July 2015, which prompted his family to set up the fund in his name. Although his father, the journalist and broadcaster Sir David, did not die of HCM, his post mortem found the disease was present. However, Miles, and his brothers Wilf and George, were not tested for HCM at the time.

    Funding for a cardiac nurse service covering the rest of Scotland means the entire Scottish population is covered and that, vitally, families can get support, information and treatment in their own health board area.

    The latest project, led by Dr Anna Maria Choy, national lead clinician of the Familial Arrhythmia Network of Scotland (FANS), together with colleagues from FANS, has received £154,000 to cover a population of 2.8 million across the north and east of Scotland.
    PersonsAnna-Maria Choy