Contributors and Conflict of Interest for Guidelines 2021

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Published May 2021.

Name and position at RCUK Job role and affiliations Declared interests

Andrew Lockey

Vice President, Executive Committee member, ALS Subcommittee member, Chair of Restart a Heart, Education Subcommittee member, Clinical Lead for RCUK on GIC Working Group

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust, Halifax

Associate Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England


Medical Advisor, First at Scene First Aid Company

Anil Hormis

ALS Subcommittee member

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine



Barnaby R. Scholefield

Paediatric Life Support Writing Group member 

Clinician Scientist, NIHR University of Birmingham



Barry Klaassen

CARe subcommittee member

Chief Medical Adviser, British Red Cross

Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Tayside, Scotland 

Hon Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee Scotland UK

Project Lead, Scottish Emergency Medicine-Malawi Project 

Trustee, Scotland Malawi Anaesthesia Charity 

Bob Bingham

EPALS Subcommittee member, Research and Development Subcommittee member

Retired N/A

Catherine Baldock

Clinical Lead for ReSPECT, RCUK

Clinical Lead for ReSPECT, RCUK


Charles Deakin

Honorary Treasurer, Executive Committee member, CARe Subcommittee member, RCUK Research and Development Subcommittee member, ERC Governance Committee member

Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Southampton

Divisional Medical Director, South Central Ambulance Service

RNLI Vice President

ALS Co-Chair

ILCOR, ALS Working Group member

ILCOR, RCUK Representative for JRCALC,

RCUK Representative for NHS pathways

Christopher Thorne

ALS Subcommittee trainee representative

Trainee Intensive care, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston



Elizabeth Yeates

CARe Subcommittee member

Self-employed physiotherapist N/A

Emily Reynolds

ILS committee member, ALS Instructor

Doctor, Specialist Trainee, Anaesthesia


Emma Alys Bower Classroom Assistant at Little Jungle Early Learning Centre  N/A

Gavin Perkins

Executive Committee member, Chair of CARe subcommittee, ALS Subcommittee member

University of Warwick

University Hospitals Birmingham

West Midlands Ambulance Service

Editor, Resuscitation

Board member, ILCOR and European Resuscitation Council


Ian Maconochie

Chair of Paediatric Life Support Subcommittee

Consultant Paediatrician, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust; 1 day a week secondment to NHSE CYP


Associate Editor, BMJ Paediatrics Open

James Cant

Chief Executive Officer, RCUK

Chief Executive Officer, RCUK

Chair of OHCA Charities Advisory Committee

Director of RCUK trading arm

Jasmeet Soar 

Chair ALS subcommittee, Executive Committee, Member of ILS and Research and Development Subcommittees. Has chaired working groups for standards, anaphylaxis, Guidelines, COVID-19, NCAA Steering committee

Consultant in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

Steering Group Chair, OHCAO Project at Warwick University funded by BHF and RCUK 

Company Director, Dr Jasmeet Soar Limited

Anaesthetic private practice

Editor, Resuscitation 

Medicolegal work

Clinical lead NAP7 (peri-operative cardiac arrest), Royal College of Anaesthetists  

Jerry Nolan

Chair of Research and Development Subcommittee, Executive Committee Member


Consultant Anaesthetist Royal United Hospital, Bath
Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick

Undertakes medicolegal work in relation to resuscitation, intensive care and anaesthesia


Board Member, European Resuscitation Council

Editor-in-Chief, Resuscitation and Resuscitation Plus (Elsevier Journals)

Advisory Board Member, Somnus Scientific (developing a propofol monitor)

Joe Fawke

Chair, NLS Subcommittee and ARNI Subcommittee, Executive Committee Member

Consultant Neonatologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust

ILCOR Neonatal Task Force member

Attends East Midlands School of Paediatrics Board meeting as part of role as a Paediatric Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands

John Madar

Member, NLS and ARNI Subcommittees

Consultant Neonatologist, UHP NHST

Occasional advice on resuscitation equipment provided to companies on a goodwill basis

Son works as an Engineer for Laerdal Norway

Jonathan Cusack

Member, NLS and ARNI Subcommittees

Consultant Neonatologist, Deputy Clinical Director- Women's and Children's services, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Staffordshire / Ockenden Oversight committee,

Review team for Serious case review Welsh Government

Jonathan Wyllie

President of RCUK, Executive Committee member, NLS Subcommittee member, ARNI Subcommittee member, Research and Development Subcommittee member

Consultant Neonatologist, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees NHS FT

Member of the ERC NLS Science and Education Committee

Emeritus Member of ILCOR NLS Task Force

Member of ILCOR Utstein Group

Chair North East North Cumbria Congenital Heart Disease Network


Joyce Yeung

Chair of ILS Subcommittee, ALS Subcommittee and Executive Committee member


University of Warwick, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands co-lead and Deputy for Communications

Deputy Director of Perioperative Medicine, Clinical Trials Network

Chair of Patient Carer Public Involvement and Engagement Group (NIAA)

Taskforce member of Education Team and Implementation, ILCOR

Expert systematic review, EIT.

Keith Couper

ALS Subcommittee member

University of Warwick, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Associate Editor, Resuscitation Plus

Kevin Mackie

Lead Educator, Executive Committee member, ARNI, CARe and ILS Subcommittee member, Chair of Education Subcommittee, Co-Chair of GIC Education Group

Self employed Private training provider -– Director of KCM Training Ltd

Head of Welfare for Masonic Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire

Honorary lecturer, Keele University

Unpaid adviser to Innosonian Europe and Wel Medical


Andre Liesje

Member of EPALS and PILS Subcommittees, Paediatric Subcommittee member

Great Ormond Street

Pulse Bank

Occasional consultancy work, Zoll Medical

Occasional work, Cardiac Services,

Mae Johnson

EPALS Subcommittee Member

Cardiac Anaesthetic Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London


Mark Worrall

Deputy Chair EPALS/PILS subcommittee

Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and Anaesthetist, NHS Great Glasgow and Clyde

Consultant in Paediatric Critical Care Transport, ScotSTAR, Scottish Ambulance Service 

Responder Support Clinician, BASICS Scotland
Matthew Rowland 1-year Senior Research Fellowship, Roche N/A

Mick Colquhoun

CARe Subcommittee member



Mike Bower

Credit control manager


Mike Smyth

BLS Writing Group member

Assistant professor, University of Warwick

Critical Care Paramedic, Midlands Air Ambulance/WMAS NHS FT

Vice Chair, ILCOR BLS Task force

ERC BLS Science and Education Committee Member

999 EMS Research Forum Member

Nicola Wenlock

Instructor, NLS Subcommittee member

Director of Midwifery, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals


Nigel Barraclough

CARe Subcommittee member

CEO, Qualsafe Group, including Qualsafe Awards,, First on Scene Training, Qcover Ltd

Paramedic, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Business activities include Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation (accreditation of qualifications including first aid and pre-hospital care), author and publisher of first aid and health and safety related books, supply of first aid training equipment and first aid supplies, first aid and pre-hospital care training provider, first aid trainer insurance

Deputy Chair, First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum

First Aid at Work Quality Partnership member

Board of Trustees, citizenAID charity

Paul Dean

East Lancashire hospitals NHS Trust

Intensive Care Society 


Rachel Tennant

Nurse representative, NLS Subcommittee

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust


Richard Lyon

Executive Committee member, CARe Subcommittee member 

Professor of Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Surrey Unversity

Medical Director,  Prometheus Medical Ltd


Robert Tinnion

NLS subcommittee member, ReSPECT Education Working Group member

Consultant Neonatologist, NHS

Chair of BAPM working group on Difficult Neonatal Airway

Robin Davies



Sean Ainsworth

NLS Subcommittee member

Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for Neonatology, NHS Fife, Neonatal Unit

Expert witness for medico-legal cases

Author of “Neonatal Formulary; Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life” 8th Edition Oxford University Press (2020)

Sophie Skellett

Chair of EPALS and PILS, Executive Committee member, CARe Subcommittee member, member of ReSPECT education and research committees, Deputy Chair of Paediatric Subcommittee, NCAA Steering Group paediatric member

Lead Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London


Stephen Shepherd

Barts Health NHS Trust,

Harley Street Clinic


Sue Hampshire

Director of Clinical and Service Development, RCUK

Director of Clinical and Service Development, RCUK

Vice Chair, ERC Governance Committee

ERC Diversity Working Group member

Co-Chair, National Advisory Board for the Circuit

OHCA Charities Advisory Committee member


Suzanne Horner

Executive Assistant, RCUK


Executive Assistant, RCUK


Thomas Billyard

FICM Representative to guideline group

Consultant Intensivist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



Zoë Fritz

Executive Committee member, Chair of ReSPECT Subcommittee, ALS Subcommittee member

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust,

Cambridge University, Gonville and Caius College,

Associate editor, JME

Research Committee member, Institute of Medical Ethics 

Husband , Joel Ratnasothy, runs a community interest medical IT company, Interneuron.