ARU London News

#RestartAHeart 2021

29th September 2021

There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year, and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10%. When someone has a cardiac arrest, performing immediate CPR can help double their chance of survival in some cases1.

Statistics like these, and many others, are just some of the reasons why we are getting behind the #RestartAHeart 2021 campaign by the Resuscitation Council.

Restart a Heart (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by Resuscitation Council UK which aims to increase the number of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. This year is the eighth Restart a Heart.

Whether it’s learning CPR physically or online, you can expand on your knowledge and experience in potentially life-saving situations at our campus in October. We are hosting in-person training and learning sessions at both buildings to spread awareness across our community.

We hope you'll be able to join us for our all-day training and learning at our iCentres, no signup needed:
Wednesday 13th October Charterhouse
Wednesday 20th October East India 

The first session starts at 9 am both days, and there will be key CPR and cardiac arrest information available from experts in the medical field, interactive learning demos, videos on how to apply CPR, hand-outs to help us remember techniques, and a hands-only practical resuscitation station. We will have 3 sections that are about 20 minutes each and you can do all those at once or can come at different times throughout the day.

Completion of the day will result in a British Heart Foundation certificate in CPR awareness and great preparation should a CPR incident happen in your immediate location.


1. Resuscitation to Recovery,