Give the kiss a miss and help save a life

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DERBYSHIRE medical chiefs have backed a new campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to help save a life.

The British Heart Foundation is calling on untrained bystanders to give the kiss a miss during CPR and concentrate on giving just chest compressions to cardiac arrest victims.

A hard-hitting television advert, fronted by former footballer Vinnie Jones, advises people to call 999 then administer hard and fast hands-only CPR to the tune of Bee Gees hit Stayin’ Alive.

For more on this story, see this week’s Derbyshire Times.