Resuscitation Council (UK)

Executive Committee

Dr Richard Lyon

Richard Lyon - Executive Committee Member

Richard is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and a Clinical Lead with Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Born in Luxembourg, he became a volunteer fireman at the age of 15 and developed an early passion for pre-hospital emergency care. He completed a unique doctorate thesis on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) – the TOPCAT study – which has formed the basis of a successful programme of work to improve outcome from OHCA across Scotland. He is active in resuscitation research and, in 2014, was proud to be part of the winning British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards Emergency Medicine Team of the Year – a unique collaboration between resuscitation officers, nurses, paramedics, medical students and doctors - all striving to improve cardiac arrest outcomes.