Dan, holding his son Noah.

Tick_stroke Case Study: Dan - "CPR varies vastly between an adult and a baby"

Noah Swales was just three days old when he died from bacterial meningitis on 21 May 2017, despite having shown none of the usual symptoms. On a spring day, Noah’s parents had introduced the newborn to family in the North East when tragedy struck.

Case study

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Tick_stroke RCUK Parliamentary Briefing: Public Access to Defibrillators 

RCUK has published a joint briefing paper with St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation, explaining why public access to defibrillators shortens the time ‘from collapse to first shock’ in community settings across the UK.

Policy briefing

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Tick_stroke RCUK selects UK team to compete in the European Resuscitation Council Congress 2023 CPR competition

RCUK is supporting the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) 2023 Congress by selecting a team to participate in its annual CPR competition.  


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Tick_stroke RCUK raise awareness of the urgent need for a rehabilitation plan for survivors of cardiac arrest at Westminster event

On Monday 19 June, Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) hosted a parliamentary event to raise awareness of the urgent need to have a recovery plan to ensure people who have a cardiac arrest get the follow up care they urgently need.

Press release