Chain of Survival

The Chain of Survival (CoS) Partnership aims to improve outcome from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest across the North West region, by providing an infrastructure which complements the Trust's own Paramedic Emergency Service resources.  The CardiacSmart award, developed by the CoS Partnership, is a vital part of the strategy aiming at engaging with local communities about heart health, and is awarded to localities that meet set criteria which includes access to defibrillator(s), training, publicity and awareness; team development and sustainability. 

The first successful bronze, silver and gold award winners can be viewed on the newly launched dedicated microsite:  All CardiacSmart award winners will receive their accredited status at a launch event to be held in Lancashire in February.    

CardiacSmart will be officially launched on 28 February 2013. To find out more about CardiacSmart, please visit