First Aid: Education

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the teaching of emergency lifesaving and first aid skills in schools.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Department of Health officials have been working with officials from the Department for Education on the development of an initiative to allow schools to buy defibrillators at a reduced price. The British Heart Foundation, which supports the initiative, is also offering free cardiopulmonary resuscitation training kits to all secondary schools as part of its Nation of Lifesavers campaign.

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