The Resuscitation Council (UK) exists to promote high-quality, scientific, resuscitation guidelines that are applicable to everybody, and to contribute to saving life through education, training, research and collaboration. We are a professional body set up by a group of medical professionals and established in 1983 by Charitable Trust Deed. We develop and publish evidence-based resuscitation guidelines to set out the interventions and practices that are most likely to achieve successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest. These guidelines are intended for all healthcare professionals, first-aid organisations and lay people.
The scientific evidence supporting these guidelines is reviewed every five years and their rigorous development process has received NICE Accreditation.
We work closely and in collaboration with a wide range of other professional organisations and charities. For example, we have developed Quality Standards for CPR Practice and Training documents that have been contributed to and endorsed by a variety of professional bodies including; Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Nursing. The Quality Standards include guidance on equipment, training and delivery of resuscitation services in settings including primary care, primary dental care, acute (hospital) care, and mental health inpatient care.