The Resuscitation Council (UK) [RC (UK)] has become one of only 19 UK charities to receive NICE accreditation.
In 2012 the National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE) awarded the RC (UK) accreditation for the resuscitation Guidelines 2010. Three years on the RC (UK) applied for and has received NICE accreditation for the process used to assemble and produce all its guideline documents.
The RC (UK) works to promote high-quality, scientific resuscitation guidelines that are applicable to everybody, and to contribute to saving life through education, training, research and collaboration. In October 2015 the RC (UK) will publish new resuscitation guidelines.
The NICE accreditation mark will be displayed on guidelines to inform users that they can expect it to be a high quality source of information. The accreditation is valid for five years from March 2015.
Dr Jasmeet Soar, member of the Executive Committee and Lead Author of the process manual said, “I’m pleased that NICE has recognised that RC (UK) has a robust guidelines development process that both healthcare professionals and the public can rely on.”
Since 2009, NICE has accredited 62 guidance development processes on a number of different medical areas. The Resuscitation council (UK) is proud to be part of this number.
Professor Martin Underwood, Chair of the NICE Accreditation Advisory Committee said: “I am delighted to congratulate the Resuscitation Council (UK) who successfully met all 25 criteria on which their processes were assessed. The charity aims to save lives through the education of the public, as well as improving the education of healthcare professionals in relation to resuscitation. Therefore I am particularly pleased to congratulate them on the degree to which lay members are involved in development of their guidance.”