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Life-saving skills to be taught in schools.

Life-saving skills to be taught in schools.

The Education Secretary today (3 January 2019) underlined the importance of every child having the chance to learn life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency, under plans for health education to be taught in every school.

With emergency services reporting a spike in cardiac arrests during the winter months, and survival rates lower than usual – according to NHS England figures – Damian Hinds stressed the importance of the government’s plans for all children to be taught basic first aid in schools under proposals due to be rolled out from 2020.

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