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About Save a Life for Scotland

Getting Scotland CPR Ready…Together

We are a campaign committed to saving lives by changing the way we think about Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. We are a partnership between the emergency services, third sector organisations, Scottish Government and academic researchers.

Our achievement

Working together since 2015 we have make significant progress. We achieved our original aim of equipping an additional 500,000 people living in Scotland with CPR skills, and survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) has increased significantly. Before the launch of the first Strategy in 2015, only around 1 in 20 people survived to leave hospital after OHCA. By 2020 this number had doubled to 1 in 10.

Our vision

Looking ahead, we need everyone to be a part of the Chain of Survival and we want to reach as many people as we can. Together we want to equip 1 million people in Scotland with CPR skills by 2026. Will you join us?

Learn more about Scotland’s OHCA Strategy