About us

About us

Resuscitation Council UK is saving lives by developing guidelines, influencing policy, delivering courses and supporting cutting-edge research. Through education, training and research, we’re working towards the day when everyone in the country has the skills they need to save a life.

Ways you can support


Join the Resuscitation Council UK community of members and receive a wide range of benefits, including discount in our online shop.


Help us change and save lives across the four nations by donating to RCUK.

Restart A Heart Day

Taking place on or around 16 October every year, members of the public learn essential CPR skills as part of Restart a Heart. Will you join us this year?

Share your story

If you are a cardiac arrest survivor, you've saved a life with CPR, or you have a story about your CPR or ReSPECT decision, we'd love to hear from you.

Ways we can support you

Research and Development

We provide financial and practical support for resuscitation-related research projects that aim to shape what we know about resuscitation.

Lifesaver learning

With our interactive game in a film Lifesaver, you’ll find yourself at the heart of the emergency. Learn CPR skills at home, in your workplace or in VR mode!

Professional resources

Our evidence-based Guidelines, Quality Standards and Training Courses provide healthcare professionals with everything they need to deliver excellence.

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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes CQC’s interim report of review into DNACPR use during the pandemic  

RCUK welcome the Care Quality Commission’s Interim Report of its Review of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Statements 03 December 2020

Tick_stroke Funding call for COVID-19 related resuscitation research

RCUK has launched its COVID-19-related resuscitation research fund, open until 6 January.

News 01 December 2020

Tick_stroke Joint NHS London & Resuscitation Council UK statement on PPE requirements for chest compressions/ defibrillation

Resuscitation Council UK and NHS London have put together a joint statement that outlines their position on PPE requirements for chest compressions/defibrillation.

Statements 01 December 2020