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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18439: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the survival rate from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Scotland compares with the rest of the UK; what steps it is taking to improve survival rates, and, in light of its current strategy on this issue ending in 2020, what (a) plans it has for future public engagement and (b) approach it will take post-2020.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 20 September 2018

The Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) Data Linkage project report published on 13 March 2018 shows the 30 day survival rate from OHCA in Scotland rose from 6.2% in 2011 – 2014-15 to 8.3% in 2016-17. This is similar to that of 7.8% in England for data published in 2016.

The OHCA Reference and Delivery Groups will consider what steps to take regarding future public engagement and approach beyond 2020.