About us

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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

Membership

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

Donations

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.

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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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News

Tick_stroke The CPR Superhero at Home

In August, dad James Franklin, 45, had to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on mum Emma, 44, when she collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest at their home in Southampton.  Now their eight-year-old Sonner has invented a new superhero after his dad helped save his mum’s life – CPR Man. Read their story and find out why CPR matters to them. 

Case study 10 June 2022

Tick_stroke RCUK Statement on 'Appropriate release of medical colleagues for the purposes of carrying out work for the wider health system'

Statements 08 June 2022

Tick_stroke EPALS endorsed by RCPCH

We are delighted to announce that our EPALS (European Paediatric Advanced Life Support) course has received endorsement from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). 

News 09 May 2022