A normal heartbeat ECG with the word 'COVID-19' next to it.

Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK position on COVID-19 guidance in September 2020

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) welcomes the publication of guidance for the remobilisation of services within all health and care settings (with the exception of social care) throughout the United Kingdom.

Statements 21 September 2020

ReSPECT logo and a depiction of a form

Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK introduces version 3 of ReSPECT form

Following feedback from professionals, patients and their families, Resuscitation Council UK has improved the ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) process which supports conversations about care in a future emergency. Version 3 of the ReSPECT form is even more patient-centred than previous versions and contains more prompts for explicit clinical reasoning.

News 15 September 2020

Graphic of someone performing CPR

Tick_stroke ‘Learn CPR right now’ urge Resuscitation Council UK, highlighting updated CPR guidance for COVID-19

We're encouraging the public to give people their best chance of survival by learning skills in CPR right now, citing recent studies that show how fewer people have performed bystander CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press release 03 September 2020

Peter Costello

Tick_stroke Fast-acting bystander saves life with CPR

Learning CPR gave Peter the skills and confidence to save a life. He's urging others to learn CPR right now, and be prepared to perform CPR in an emergency.

Case study 03 September 2020