CPR to be taught in schools?

The government has revealed plans to add CPR to the national school curriculum in England

The draft proposal will see first aid and CPR being added to the curriculum as part of wider Health Education Classes in England from 2020.

The announcement follows years of tireless campaigning to get first aid and CPR onto the curriculum. 

The draft legislation, which was published on 19th July 2018, proposes that teachers talk about the steps that pupils can take to protect and support their own and other’s health and wellbeing, including learning basic first aid. A public consultation on this has now been published, which allows members of the public to comment on the draft legislation. 

We will keep you up-to-date with this exciting move forward.