About us

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


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


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.

Ways we can support you

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 RCUK endorses Framework for improved collaborative working between Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine

We welcome the publication of ‘Better Together: Collaborative Working Between Emergency and Critical Care’, a framework published by The Royal College of Emergency Medicine and The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Statements 21 July 2021

Tick_stroke New job opportunities to work with us

We are excited to be advertising five job vacancies at RCUK. We are looking for people who are as passionate as we are about saving lives, and who can use their skills to help us deliver our organisation’s vision.

News 15 July 2021

Tick_stroke Survey launched for healthcare professionals about rehabilitation services for survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrest

RCUK have launched a survey to help us understand the services provided to survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the UK.

News 30 June 2021