Restart a Heart Campaign Shortlisted for National Award

13 September 2017

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) Restart a Heart Day campaign, which provides free cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to thousands of youngsters, has been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award.

The pioneering project has made it to the finals in the Improving Outcomes Through Learning and Development category.

The HSJ Awards recognise, celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders.

The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector before the winners are announced at a glittering ceremony in London on 22 November 2017.

Over the last three years, YAS, in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Council (UK) and St John Ambulance, has provided CPR training to 51,000 youngsters at secondary schools across the county on Restart a Heart Day – with another 25,000 Yorkshire youngsters set to become potential life-savers on Monday 16 October 2017. YAS has also influenced the roll-out of the initiative to all ambulance trusts in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Project lead Jason Carlyon, a Clinical Development Manager with YAS, said: “We are so proud to reach the finals of the HSJ Awards which are the largest healthcare awards in the world. We know there were over 1,500 entries so make the shortlist is an exceptional achievement and reflects the hard work we have put into making the project such a success, not just in Yorkshire but nationally and now internationally.”

A full list of the shortlisted organisations can be found at

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