Department for Education plans to introduce CPR training in schools in England from 2020. This decision will undoubtedly save lives as children and young people learn this valuable skill and carry it with them through their lives. The change follows years of tireless campaigning to get first aid and CPR onto the curriculum.
Currently less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive a cardiac arrest that occurs out of hospital. Chances of survival can treble if someone having a cardiac arrest is given early CPR and defibrillation.