Survivors Quality Standard: call for feedback

We are asking for your views on our draft document 'Survivors Quality Standard: meeting the care and rehabilitation needs of cardiac arrest survivors and their key supporters'.

Background information on the quality standard:

Cardiac arrest affects tens of thousands of people in the UK every year. Although circumstances may differ, survival always depends on lifesaving interventions such as early recognition, calling for expert help, CPR and defibrillator use.

Survival and recovery can be further improved via advanced life support, post-cardiac arrest care, rehabilitation and follow-up. This quality standard aims to fill the gaps in existing standards to include the recovery and rehabilitation of survivors of cardiac arrests that happened both in-hospital and out-of-hospital.

By implementing the measures within this quality standard, survivors and their key supporters will be provided with and will benefit from:

  • Access to a minimum standard of post-resuscitation assessment of physical, cognitive and mental health needs before and after hospital discharge and signposting to appropriate services where indicated.
  • Improved quality of service provision regarding the above standards.
  • Improved outcomes following successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest. These may include benefits to their physical, cognitive, and mental health and health-related quality of life.

Consultation period:

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Friday 19 July 2024.

Ways to respond:

Please download the Excel spreadsheet below and enter your feedback. This can be returned to us via email at  

Download Survivor Quality Standard public consultation feedback