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Defibrillators: Databases

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 147030, tabled on 25 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to establish a publicly available national database of defibrillators.

Answered on

31 March 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement, the British Heart Foundation, the Resuscitation Council UK and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives have developed The Circuit, a national defibrillator network which will register defibrillators in the United Kingdom. This will assist ambulance services to identify the nearest defibrillator at the time of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.