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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 Over a third of UK adults still haven’t learned CPR, warn leading health organisations 

Healthcare organisations and ambulance services are urging the UK public to get hands on and learn CPR for Restart a Heart Day (16th October), in light of worrying research that shows that over a third (38%) of UK adults have never undertaken any form of training to learn essential CPR skills.

Press release 14 October 2021

Tick_stroke NHS leader on ethnic health inequalities makes urgent call for people from minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR

Dr Habib Naqvi, the director in charge of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, is calling on everybody, and particularly people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds to learn CPR skills this Restart A Heart Day.

Press release 14 October 2021

Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes Northern Ireland commitment to CPR training in schools

Resuscitation Council UK is delighted that post-primary pupils in Northern Ireland will have access to CPR training, as announced by Northern Ireland Education Minister Michelle McIlveen on 20 September. 
 

Statements 21 September 2021