1. TV and film ‘thump’ is not effective alternative to CPR, researchers at University of Warwick demonstrate

    Several alternative methods to CPR have shown no benefit in saving lives in a review by University of Warwick researchers. The systematic review reinforces CPR as the ‘gold standard’ technique when someone is in cardiac arrest.

  2. 2021 Resuscitation Guidelines

    RCUK's Guidelines contain detailed information about basic and advanced life support for adults, paediatrics and the newborn.

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  7. RCUK supports joint statement about the value of DNACPR discussions and decision making

    RCUK has put its name behind a statement produced by the national charity Compassion in Dying, about the value of DNACPR discussions and decision making.

  8. RCUK welcomes Welsh Government commitment to teach lifesaving skills in Welsh schools from 2022

    RCUK is delighted that the Welsh Senedd has voted to pass the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill and that there is now commitment to lifesaving skills being taught in Welsh schools from 2022.

  9. RCUK welcomes CQC and Compassion in Dying reports into DNACPR use during the pandemic

    We welcome the publication of two crucial reports today into Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. We call upon NHS England and Improvement to champion the use of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) process nationally.

  10. RCUK Welcomes Scotland’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy

    Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) warmly welcomes the publication of Scotland’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy for 2021-2026.