Created: 08 August 2018
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a new national programme: the National Defibrillator Network (NDN).
The BHF are partnering with the NHS and ambulance services throughout the UK to develop the NDN over the next 12 months. The aim of this initiative is to identify and map the location of defibrillators so that 999 operators can inform callers of the location of nearby defibrillators in an emergency situation.
The National Defibrillator Network will launch in the spring of next year, where it will be possible for defibrillators to be registered to the network.
Andrew adds, “During a cardiac arrest, quick access to a defibrillator (along with early CPR) can mean the difference between life and death. This is why it is so important that people are made aware of the location of defibs in their area.”
You can find out more here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/defib-network