Resuscitation Council UK invites feedback on its vision to 2030 as Professor Andy Lockey becomes new President

Categories: Care, People & Places, and Policy.

Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) is inviting the resuscitation and health and social care community, as well as people affected by involvement in a Cardiac Arrest or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) decision making, to provide feedback on its Vision to 2030.

RCUK has set out four goals which they are determined to achieve by 2030 in partnership with the resuscitation community:

  • Everyone should receive appropriate CPR treatment in a clinical, community and care settings, underpinned by the comprehensive availability of evidence-based clinical guidelines, training and life-long learning.
  • Survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK should match world-leading comparators.
  • Everyone affected by involvement in a Cardiac Arrest (CA) and the provision of cardiopulmonary resuscitation receives appropriate, personalised support.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has become a mechanism to reduce social inequalities, not another measure of them.

The four key goals outlined in the Vision to 2030 all feed into the organisation’s core mission to ensure that everyone who has a cardiac arrest has access to appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They also have an increased focus on support and follow-up care post-cardiac arrest.

Health and social care professionals working in resuscitation, and people with lived experience of resuscitation services, are encouraged to read the vision and to respond to a survey by 11 February 2022:

RCUK’s Vision 2030 was shared publicly for the first time with attendees at RCUK’s AGM on 2nd December 2021. The AGM also saw Professor Andy Lockey take over as President from Professor Jonathan Wyllie, who has been President since November 2017 and now becomes Vice President for 12 months.

Professor Lockey has been involved with RCUK since 1993. He has already played key roles in developing RCUK membership, developing blended learning approaches to our courses, supporting clinical work and championing bystander CPR, with a particular focus on training children.

On becoming president of RCUK, Professor Lockey said:

“Resuscitation Council UK has been part of my professional life for nearly 30 years, having first become an Advanced Life Support (ALS) instructor in the early 1990s. It is an organisation that has always felt inclusive and welcoming, as well as one that has demonstrably improved patient outcomes through its work.

“I aim to build upon the strong legacy created by my predecessors and hope that we can further identify and tackle areas of health inequality in cardiac resuscitation.”

RCUK is endlessly grateful for the work done by Professor Wyllie.

James Cant, RCUK CEO said of Professor Wyllie:

“Jonathan has done a fantastic job in steering us into a new phase for RCUK.

“He is warm, friendly, and generous with his time and knowledge. His passion for developing resuscitation guidance and education has driven our work and allowed us to support healthcare professionals and members of the public, particularly during the pandemic.

“Jonathan has helped us reach more people than ever before, and we couldn’t be more thankful. We welcome him to his new role as Vice-President and know he’ll continue to make an impact at RCUK in the years to come.”

To find out more about the work of Resuscitation Council UK and its courses and to view its Guidelines and Quality Standards, visit:


About Resuscitation Council UK 

Resuscitation Council UK is saving lives by developing guidelines, influencing policy, delivering courses and supporting cutting-edge research. Through education, training and research, we’re working towards the day when everyone in the country has the skills they need to save a life.


Cover Photo: Professor Andy Locked

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