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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 King’s College London seeks participants for a research study on young cardiac arrest responders

Researchers at King's College London are looking to talk to a range of young people who were 11-18 years old when they tried to help someone having a cardiac arrest by pressing down on their chest or using a heart restarter machine (defibrillator).

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Tick_stroke Resuscitation Council UK launches Community Grant Scheme to help increase survival rates across the UK

Resuscitation Council UK has launched a new Community Grant Scheme that aims to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance of surviving the ultimate medical emergency.

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Tick_stroke RCUK’s position on the use of suction-based airway clearance devices on choking individuals

With several airway clearance devices now available in the UK, Resuscitation Council UK outlines their stance on these devices. 

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