One of the common myths about CQC inspections of GP services relates to CPR
“CPR: This is mandatory. If a practice has not trained its staff, it would not have evidence that their staff could immediately respond to a person who requires resuscitation.”
CQC GP Mythbuster 1: Agreed principles for defibrillators, oxygen and oximeter
For full details of training requirements see the Resuscitation Council (UK) Quality Standards for Primary Care: Section 3 Training of staff including:
1 All staff in a primary care organisation, including non-clinical staff, should undergo regular training in resuscitation of both adults and children to the level appropriate to their role.
2 Staff should undergo such training at induction and at appropriately frequent, regular intervals thereafter to maintain knowledge and skills.
4 Clinical staff should have at least annual updates
6. Non-clinical staff generally should have annual updates also.
7. As a minimum, non-clinical staff must be trained to recognise cardiorespiratory arrest, summon help, start CPR using chest compressions.
Last updated: 27 November, 2020