Look How Far We've Come

A new Scottish Government review reflects on the progress we've made together!

Look How Far We’ve Come

The Scottish Government are to release the first review of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest strategy for Scotland and Save a Life for Scotland features heavily!

The report, “Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest – A Strategy for Scotland Review 2015-2016” highlights successes and looks to the future of Scotland’s five-year strategy aiming to save 1,000 extra lives by 2020 and equipping an additional half a million people in Scotland with CPR skills. The campaign has helped highlight the great CPR work that has been present for years within Scotland.

During this last year we’ve all achieved something pretty unique by coming together as a group of public and third sectors groups, proving that working in collaboration is possible and that together we can encourage and support each other. As well as training, we can work together to change the culture in Scotland by spreading the message that doing CPR when the need arises is not just the right thing to do but the natural thing to do. With this message we can increase bystander CPR in Scotland and see lives saved as a result.

This Autumn we have started to build on the good foundations of encouraging school pupils of all ages and stages to learn CPR, a focus that will remain throughout the length of the strategy and beyond. We’re so chuffed that the Minister for Public Health, Aileen Campbell has chosen to join pupils at Beeslack Community High School to mark the occasion and join in a CPR training session. Young people learning CPR really is the cornerstone to sustained education and culture change in Scotland.

We’re so excited for the next year ahead and the plans we have made with all of you.

Let’s keep up the good work!

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