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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes CQC and Compassion in Dying reports into DNACPR use during the pandemic

We welcome the publication of two crucial reports today into Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. We call upon NHS England and Improvement to champion the use of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process nationally.

Press release 17 March 2021

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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes Welsh Government commitment to teach lifesaving skills in Welsh schools from 2022

RCUK is delighted that the Welsh Senedd has voted to pass the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill and that there is now commitment to lifesaving skills being taught in Welsh schools from 2022.

Statements 09 March 2021

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Tick_stroke RCUK supports joint statement about the value of DNACPR discussions and decision making

RCUK has put its name behind a statement produced by the national charity Compassion in Dying, about the value of DNACPR discussions and decision making.

Statements 09 March 2021

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Tick_stroke TV and film ‘thump’ is not effective alternative to CPR, researchers at University of Warwick demonstrate

Several alternative methods to CPR have shown no benefit in saving lives in a review by University of Warwick researchers. The systematic review reinforces CPR as the ‘gold standard’ technique when someone is in cardiac arrest.

Press release 15 February 2021