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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18442: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to the British Heart Foundation's campaign to make CPR training mandatory on the school curriculum in each local authority.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 20 September 2018

The Scottish Government supports Save A Life for Scotland (SALFS) as the partnership for the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy (OHCA) for Scotland (2015), working to encourage people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and raise awareness of OHCA. Working with schools to support CPR learning is a priority for SALFS. It is up to individual schools and local authorities to decide if and how best to deliver this. In many schools across Scotland CPR learning is already embedded with support from SALFS partners.