The British Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the National Health Service, have set up The Circuit: the national defibrillator network database, which provides information on where defibrillators are located. The Circuit is live in in all ambulance services across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Registering a defibrillator with The Circuit enables emergency services, including first responders, to locate the nearest publicly accessible external defibrillators (AEDs) when they are treating someone suffering from out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
Data shared by the British Heart Foundation from The Circuit details that there are 65,870 defibrillators registered in the UK, with 51,332 of these located within England. But we know many more AEDs are not registered, meaning ambulance services cannot find them when they are needed most. That is why we urgently need as many organisations and individuals as possible to register their defibrillator today.
Registration is simple and quick to do. To register your AED please go to https://www.thecircuit.uk/.