About the Resuscitation Council
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.
The Resuscitation Council (UK) was formed in August 1981 by a group of
medical practitioners from a variety of specialities who shared an interest
in, and concern for, the subject of resuscitation.
AimsTo achieve its objective, the Resuscitation Council (UK) has the following aims:
In order to teach theoretical and practical resuscitation skills to healthcare
professionals, the Council has developed a variety of advanced courses.
These include advanced life support courses in adult, paediatric and newborn
resuscitation which are run at centres throughout the UK.
GuidelinesWorking Parties of the Resuscitation Council (UK) review protocols for basic, advanced, paediatric, and newborn resuscitation. These are available in the Guidelines section of this website and in printed form from the Council; please see our Publications list for more details.
In addition, a Research Committee has available funding to assist new resuscitation initiatives. This is described in our Research section.
Project Teams are set up as required to produce new guidelines and reports
on relevant resuscitation topics and these are published periodically by
the Council. These are included in our Publications
list, and many are also published on this website in the Guidelines, Medical Information and Reports and
Important Statements sections.
The Council is happy to receive enquiries in connection with all aspects of
resuscitation from the lay public and healthcare professionals. In the first
instance, the central office should be contacted for information.
The Council is happy to receive enquiries in connection with all aspects of resuscitation from the lay public and healthcare professionals. In the first instance, the central office should be contacted for information.