Survival rates following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) could be improved, but to achieve this requires attention to all aspects of the pathway of care for these patients.

Supported by two of NHS England’s National Clinical Directors, this guidance provides a professional consensus of what an optimum pathway might look like and how this could be more consistently applied in England. It builds on published guidance and research evidence where these are available, and otherwise brings together experts to provide consensus recommendations.