Resuscitation Council (UK)

Campaigns and events



  • Department for Education logo CPR Education CampaignProposal to make health education (part of Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE)) a statutory requirement in English schools.
  • Restart A HeartDay Restart a Heart Day 2017A record number of people have been trained in life-saving CPR for the fourth annual European Restart a Heart day (16 October 2017). Events all across the UK saw 195,000 young people instructed in essential skills to become future lifesavers.
  • Automate External Defibrillator (AED) DfE plan to allow schools to purchase defibrillators at a lower costThe Resuscitation Council (UK) welcomes the recommendation by the Department for Education that all schools in England should invest in life-saving defibrillators.
  • GMC logo GMC open letter to NHS managersThe Chairman of the General Medical Council has joined with other chief medical officers to urge NHS managers and employers to fully support doctors undertaking advisory and support roles that will benefit healthcare systems across the UK.
  • BHF Logo BHF campaign to promote hands-only CPRThe British Heart Foundation has launched a national campaign to promote simple hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).


Restart a Heart day

RC (UK) events

  • Restart A Heart Day 2018 Restart A Heart DayRestart a Heart Day is an event and takes place on 16 October every year. The aim of this campaign is to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR and facilitate BLS training in schools and public...
  • Instructor Day 2018 Instructor day 2018All RC (UK) course Instructors and ICs are invited to attend this year's Instructor Day. The day will be conversational, interactive and provide both a practical and current perspective.
  • Annual Lecture 2018 Annual LectureThe Resuscitation Council (UK) is pleased to announce its first ever annual lecture. The National Medical Director for NHS England, Professor Stephen Powis
  • Annual General Meeting - AGM 2018 AGMAt this free event, you can meet the RC (UK) Trustees, members of the Executive Committee and staff, learn more about the organisation you support and hear an update on the RC (UK)'s operations.