Who will be involved in the programme?
The programme will include all secondary schools in Leicester and Leicestershire. The initial focus will be on those schools that include Year 10 pupils, as this is the year group that will be trained in the first instance.
Who is behind the programme?
Two local charities - the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and the East Midland Pacemaker Fund - have joined forces with other key agencies including The British Heart Foundation, the East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Resuscitation Council (UK), Arrhythmia Alliance and leaders in the city and county schools, with support from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, reflecting their common interests in improving the care of individuals who suffer a cardiac arrest in the community.