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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

Membership

Join the Resuscitation Council UK community of members and receive a wide range of benefits, including discount in our online shop.

Donations

Help us change and save lives across the four nations by donating to RCUK.

Restart A Heart Day

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.

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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 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

Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK welcomes NCEPOD report

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) welcomes the report, ‘Time Matters’, into the quality of care provided in UK hospitals following an out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Statements 11 February 2021

Tick_stroke Qualitative findings from the ReSPECT Evaluation Study

We welcome the publication online on 19 January of the findings of a qualitative observational study of ReSPECT conversations in six NHS Trusts.

Statements 08 February 2021