Sir Oliver Heald MP supports the teaching of CPR in schools

MP for North East Hertfordshire, Sir Oliver Heald, has welcomed the British Heart Foundation’s campaign to add CPR to the national curriculum. Only one-in-ten people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but a good knowledge of the CPR procedure helps a victim’s chances enormously.

Sir Oliver is pictured outside Parliament with other MPs and BHF staff, using the image of a broken heart to raise awareness of the campaign.

Commenting, Sir Oliver said, “Without CPR, people suffering an out-of-hospital heart attack have low chances of survival, but only a few hours spent teaching it in schools would equip our young people to administer it and save lives. Eighty thousand people signed BHF’s petition on the subject, and I am happy to add my voice to theirs.”

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