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


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

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 Instructor Day returns for 2024

After six years, our Instructor Day will return on 16 May 2024. Taking place at the Vox in Birmingham, the Instructor Day will bring together instructors, instructor candidates (IC) and instructor potentials (IP) from across the UK for a day of learning and networking.  

News 16 January 2024

Tick_stroke New data reveals decrease in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in England

Recent findings from the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Registry, funded by Resuscitation Council UK and British Heart Foundation, reveal a decrease in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in England. 

News 11 January 2024

Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK launches guidelines to help increase cardiac arrest survival rates amongst athletes

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) has launched new guidelines to help save lives across all community and professional sporting events.  

Press release 06 December 2023