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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


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 Key takeaways from the RCUK session at the 2020 ERC Congress

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) was delighted to have a dedicated session at this year’s virtual ERC Congress.  It was a great opportunity to share an update on some of our work with the UK and Europe’s resuscitation community. We hope you were able to join the session, but if you missed it, read all about our update here. 

News 23 October 2020

Tick_stroke University Hospitals Leicester on keeping NLS Courses running during Covid-19

University Hospitals Leicester successfully ran two Newborn Life Support (NLS) courses in August and September 2020, following adaptation to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Learn how they overcame COVID-19 challenges to deliver top quality training. 

Case study 23 October 2020

Tick_stroke Confusion around what to do during COVID-19 when someone’s in a cardiac arrest could cause delay in life-saving action, warn charities

Confusion around what to do during COVID-19 when someone’s in a cardiac arrest could cause delay in life-saving action, warn charities. 

Press release 15 October 2020