About HeartStart

The HeartStart course is free, takes approximately 2 hours and covers:

* The chain of survival
* Heart attack and cardiac arrest
* Conscious patient
* Unconscious patient
* Choking
* Bleeding

In particular practising doing CPR and the use of a defibrillator.


The course is created by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and taught by volunteers who are part of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

The simple skills taught can and do save lives!

Be extraordinary and learn how you could save someones life.


There are 60,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, with less than a 10% survival rate.

In Stavanger Norway where more CPR is taught on the school curriculum the survival rate is nearly 3 times higher. Learning CPR and how to use a defibrillator really does save lives!


If the chain of survival is executed properly and quickly chances of survival from an out of hospital cardiac arrest raises to around 50%, compared to less than 10% as the current national……   which odds would you prefer?