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First Aid: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 147031, tabled on 25 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase the public's CPR and first aid skills.

Answered on

31 March 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement and St John Ambulance will co-ordinate cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills development to increase the use of automated external defibrillators by individuals in community settings. This will include a national network of community advocates to champion the importance of first aid, training 60,000 people which will help save up to 4,000 lives each year by 2028.