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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 Resuscitation Council UK introduces version 3 of ReSPECT form

Following feedback from professionals, patients and their families, Resuscitation Council UK has improved the ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) process which supports conversations about care in a future emergency. Version 3 of the ReSPECT form is even more patient-centred than previous versions and contains more prompts for explicit clinical reasoning.

News 15 September 2020

Tick_stroke ‘Learn CPR right now’ urge Resuscitation Council UK, highlighting updated CPR guidance for COVID-19

We're encouraging the public to give people their best chance of survival by learning skills in CPR right now, citing recent studies that show how fewer people have performed bystander CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press release 03 September 2020

Tick_stroke Fast-acting bystander saves life with CPR

Learning CPR gave Peter the skills and confidence to save a life. He's urging others to learn CPR right now, and be prepared to perform CPR in an emergency.

Case study 03 September 2020