Heart-stopping moment: BBC features initiative involving our University

Posted by ap507 at Sep 13, 2017 11:41 AM |
Heartwize project profiled on Inside Out

A life-saving initiative involving our University has featured in a BBC programme. 

A new generation of lifesavers is emerging thanks to a unique and original resuscitation training programme spearheaded by the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

It involves every secondary school in Leicestershire and has been extended into Rutland, as well as engaging widely with community groups. In February 2016, the campaign to equip schoolchildren with essential lifesaving skills – Heartwize – was launched nationally.

The programme was conceived and initiated by the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals with cardiologist colleagues Dr William Toff, Associate Professor at the University, and Dr Doug Skehan from the Hospital Trust.

You can watch the BBC programme – including an interview with Professor Toff – here (programme link live until Oct 8) - (starts at 11m 13s)