GP Basic Life Support

The UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) sets out 11 statutory and mandatory topics for all staff working in health and social care settings.  the CSTF includes notionally agreed learning outcomes and training delivery standards.

All staff should understand their role as part of a team response to resuscitation.

All staff, including nonclinical, should undergo regular training in adult and child resuscitation

Face to Face Trainin


Clinical staff should be able to:

Recognise cardio-respiratory arrest, call for help & start CPR with defibrillation as appropriate.








All staff should receive regular training updates at an appropriate frequency to maintain their competency.

BLS for GPs

Course Content

Duration 3 Hours              Ofqual Regulated   

Certificate valid for 1 year


  • Chain of survival
  • Assessing an incident
  • Casualty assessment
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • CPR
  • BVM & Oxygen
  • AED protocol with Oxygen & AED
  • Using an AED on a child
  • Airway adjuncts OPA, NPA.
  • Procedures for when Emergency Services arrive.
  • Multiple Choice Question paper (AO directed)