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CPR in the National Curriculum

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

CPR in the National Curriculum from 2020?

Let's make it happen...

The Government has revealed plans to add First Aid and CPR training to the National Curriculum in England from 2020.

The draft legislation has been published for consultation. Have your say and help this become a reality by completing the online survey here...


Survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrest are up to three times higher in some countries, when compared to the UK. With 80% of arrests happening in the home, a significant factor in these poor survival rates is the lack of immediate good quality CPR whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

The draft legislation proposes to make Health Education, including first aid and CPR, mandatory in schools. Until then, we recommend getting on with it anyway!

Schools can get free CPR training kits from the British Heart Foundation as part of their Call, Push, Rescue scheme. If you work at a school and you'd like help getting one, or if you'd like to discuss how to teach CPR well, just get in touch and we'll be happy to help!