Restart A Heart Day
The Restart a Heart campaign (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by Resuscitation Council UK in partnership with The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service which aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
On and around Friday 16 October 2020, an alliance of organisations all over the world will be coming together to increase public awareness of cardiac arrests and increase the number of people trained in life saving CPR by organising and facilitating training events.
This is the seventh annual Restart a Heart campaign and the third annual World Restart a Heart (WRSAH) campaign.
At present, we're working on plans for Restart a Heart 2020 and will release more information soon. In order to ensure we’ve got the numbers for all people trained, we are asking those of you who plan to host training outside of that planned by an ambulance service to inform us by filling in a short survey with the planned numbers from your event.
Here's how you can get involved
We are encouraging all schools who want to take part in World Restart a Heart to first contact your NHS ambulance service. You can find your local service on our map, and then obtain their contact details below.
You may also host your own event independently from the emergency services. If you are running an independent event, please fill out our short survey to let us know about your plans.
Independent training providers
We’d love for any CPR training provider to get involved with Restart a Heart. We have a guide which will help you. We’d like to ensure your activity is recorded and your numbers are part of the final total, so please do fill out the short survey about your plans.
Community groups, sports clubs and workplaces
There’s no restriction on the activity you want to do for Restart a Heart, as long as you are training people in CPR. You can organise your own event at a place and time that suits you in the week leading up to and week after 16 October 2020. Let us know what you’ve got planned and when in our short survey to ensure your numbers count.
Want to help out, but don’t know of any events in your area? Contact your local NHS ambulance service below to see if there are any CPR training sessions near you that need volunteers.
East Midlands Ambulance Service
James Hornby, firstname.lastname@example.org
East of England Ambulance Service
Andrew Barlow, email@example.com | Website
Guernsey - St John Ambulance Service
Jim Cathcart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Isle of Wight Ambulance Service
Louise Walker, email@example.com
London Ambulance Service
Chris Hartley-Sharpe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Castle, email@example.com
Jersey Ambulance Service
Janet Davison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
Stephanie Leckey, email@example.com
Jacqueline O'Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Ambulance Service
Alex Mason, email@example.com
North West Ambulance Service
Mark Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
David McNally, email@example.com
Save a Life for Scotland
Lisa MacInnes, firstname.lastname@example.org | Website
South Central Ambulance Service
Nic Dunbar, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
South East Coast Ambulance Service
Greg Smith, email@example.com
South West Ambulance Service
Sharifa Hashem, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welsh Ambulance Service
Fiona Maclean, email@example.com | Website
West Midlands Ambulance Service
Cliff Medlicott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Louise Boyes, email@example.com | Website