Out of hospital cardiac arrest: strategy 2021 to 2026

Scotland’s out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) Strategy 2021 to 2026 reflects progress made since throughout the lifetime of the previous strategy (2015 – 2020), and sets out the next steps we will take to ensure as many people as possible survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Scotland.

10. Annex A: Overlapping strategies

The partners recognise that a healthy lifestyle can have a marked effect on the likelihood of experiencing a cardiac arrest, heart attack or poor heart health. These National Strategies sit alongside the OHCA strategy:

Diet and Healthy Weight
A healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan

Alcohol and Drugs
Rights, respect and recovery: alcohol and drug treatment strategy

Physical Activity Action Plan
A More Active Scotland: Scotland's Physical Activity Delivery Plan

Tobacco Action Plan
Raising Scotland's tobacco-free generation: our tobacco control action plan 2018
In addition, the following areas are relevant to the strategy:

Anticipatory care planning
Anticipatory care planning |NHS inform

Palliative care
Palliative and End of Life Care: Strategic Framework for Action

Health Literacy and person centred care
Making it easier: a health literacy action plan 2017 - 2025
The Health Literacy Place

Scotland's Digital Strategy
Scotland's Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Realistic Medicine
Realistic Medicine – Shared decision making, reducing harm, waste and tackling unwarranted variation

National Performance Framework (NPF)
Jointly developed by the Scottish Government, COSLA and the people of Scotland, the National Performance Framework is a vision for Scotland which reflects our values as a nation and the aspirations we hold for our future.

External documents

Resuscitation to Recovery by Resuscitation Council UK and British Heart Foundation

In Hospital Care of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests: Time matters by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death


Email: Clinical_Priorities@gov.scot

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