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

  • Temp_RestartAHeartDay2019_Draft_Banner.jpg 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...
  • Conference2019.jpg Conference 2019This year's conference marks an exciting change in our approach; it will take place over two days. The extended programme offers a wide variety of resuscitation topics prior to the development of...

Other events

  • ERC Congress 2019 ERC Congress 2019The ERC Congress, Resuscitation 2019 will take place in ljubljana, Slovenia.