Tom Evans was a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital and is a senior St John Ambulance doctor whose duties included covering major royal/state occasions and sporting events. Joining the Resuscitation Council (UK) in the 1980s, he chaired the Council from 1988-1990. In 1987 he was Secretary of the RCP Working Party Report setting standards for in-hospital resuscitation and the appointment of RTOs. He edited the first ABC of Resuscitation for the BMJ. He chaired JRCALC from 1989-1995 helping develop paramedic treatment protocols and enabling paramedics to prescribe independently from an agreed list of medications. At St John in 1975 with others, he introduced ALS units on major public duties and in 1989 piloted the introduction of AED use by first aiders in London which was then extended nationally. Tom was appointed a Knight of St John in 1993 and a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 2004.