Nation of life savers

Nation of Lifesavers - CPR training for secondary schools

Across the UK, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside of hospital every year, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10.

Put simply, thousands more mums, dads, grandparents and children could be saved every year if more people had life saving CPR skills.

A life saving revolution 

We’re fighting hard to keep hearts beating. By CPR training more people across the UK, we can save lives.

In partnership with other organisations, schools and workplaces across the country, we’re determined to make the UK a nation of life savers – a country where learning CPR and other life saving skills is a normal part of life. We want to ensure that everyone is confident to do CPR before the emergency services arrive.

80% of the cardiac arrests outside hospital happen in the home – often in front of families and loved ones. Every second counts, because a delay quickly reduces a person’s chance of survival. So there’s no time to waste in teaching vital life saving skills.

Join us today and start saving lives

Since we launched Nation of Lifesavers in 2014, nearly 1 million people in the UK have been trained through our Heartstart initiative and our Call Push Rescue programme. But we won’t rest until we have a nation of life savers.

We’ve set ourselves the ambitious target of training 5 million people on how to do CPR by 2020 and we need your help.

Resuscitation to Recovery

Only 8% of patients survive a cardiac arrest in England and less than half of bystanders intervene when they witness someone collapse. This report, Resuscitation to Recovery, outlines some of the approaches to help improve these devastating statistics, by increasing CPR and defibrillator awareness and providing better access to CPR training.

How you can get involved

Help us make the UK a nation of life savers where every person the best chance of survival.