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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

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 Resuscitation Council UK reveals winners of inaugural Excellence in Resuscitation Awards

RCUK announces the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Resuscitation Awards. Designed to honour resuscitation greats who devoted their lives and work to the field, the awards spotlight those currently continuing their legacies.

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Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK launches landmark report to address inequalities in resuscitation

Resuscitation Council UK has launched a landmark report - Every second counts: Tackling inequalities in resuscitation. The report warns that socio-economic deprivation, a person’s ethnicity, or cultural background, shouldn’t determine whether a person is more or less likely to survive a cardiac arrest.

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Tick_stroke Case Study: Neil - "I would have likely died if my son hadn’t have been there"

When 55 year old Neil Davidson went to bed on 31 July 2017, he wasn’t expecting to wake up in hospital. Were it not for the quick thinking of his son, Oliver, he might not have woken up at all.

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