Accessibility statement

National Appointment for Associate Professor

Posted on 27 April 2023

Congratulations to Dr Mike Parker, Associate Professor, who takes up a place on the Advanced Life Support (ALS) National Subcommittee for Resuscitation Council UK.

Mike Parker

Dr Parker, has been appointed to the Advanced Life Support (ALS) National Subcommittee for Resuscitation Council UK. There were over 100 applicants for the post, but the board unanimously appointed Mike at their board meeting earlier this month.

Mike is a National ALS and EPALS [European Paediatric Advanced Life Support] Course Instructor and Course Director and also an instructor on the Generic Instructor Course.

The Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) is the UK’s authoritative body for resuscitation standards and training and publication of the national Resuscitation Guidelines.

RCUK’s courses are aligned with these guidelines to ensure they are up to date with the best evidence-based clinical and teaching practices.

The role of the subcommittee is to:

  • Ensure ALS courses are quality assured
  • Influence the ALS course content and training materials
  • Write and revise national clinical guidelines in response to new science and evidence and ensure parity with international guidelines
  • Write the ALS course manual and resuscitation algorithms used in clinical practice and teaching
  • Respond to queries from RCUK candidates, instructors, course directors and course centres
  • Validate new course centres.

In his new role, Mike will also be working with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Mike said: “I am delighted to have been selected for this role, it is a huge honour. I have worked with the Resuscitation Council (UK) for over ten years as an instructor and course director, but my new appointment will enable me to shape the design and delivery of advanced life support courses as new research and guidelines are published. I am looking forward to working with the Council in my new role and excited about the new opportunities that this role will afford me”.

Professor Kate Flemming, Head of Department, said “Huge congratulations to Mike on this appointment. He has a wealth of experience in Emergency Nursing and will be a great asset to the Council.”