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Ten minutes with Professor Jerry Nolan
  1. James Dalton1,
  2. Jerry P Nolan1,2
  1. 1 Anaesthetics & Critical Care Medicine, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
  2. 2 Board of Directors, European Resuscitation Council, Niel, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Dalton, Anaesthetics & Critical Care Medicine, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK; james.dalton1{at}

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Professor Jerry P. Nolan FRCA FRCP FFICM FRCEM (Hon)

Jerry Nolan is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Warwick and Honorary Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK. He trained at Bristol Medical School (MB ChB 1983) and undertook Anaesthesia and Critical Care training in the UK in Plymouth, Bristol, Bath and Southampton, and at the Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore in the USA.

Jerry is editor-in-chief of the Journal Resuscitation, immediate past chairman of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), past chairman of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the immediate past co-chairman of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.

Jerry’s research interests are in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management and postcardiac arrest treatment—he has authored over 300 original papers, reviews and editorials on these topics. Jerry remains a full-time clinician and his clinical time is divided equally between Anaesthesia and Intensive care.

The European Resuscitation Council has an Assembly of representatives from 33 different countries and from European professional bodies. The Council’s objective is to save lives with resuscitation through setting European guidelines for resuscitation, running courses and delivering a major annual conference.

This interview focussed on Jerry's role as chairman of the ERC prior to the end of his term in December 2020.

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Do you have any leadership messages for the readership?

Non-clinical challenges have been harder to deal with. The answer is going to be incredible diplomacy and taking on board everybody’s views and different approaches to dealing with this COVID-19 crisis.

Tell us a bit about your leadership role, has it changed as a result of the pandemic?

My role involves learning about healthcare in different cultures and countries; it is massively rewarding. I have people I call friends from most European countries now. There is a real pleasure in being enabled to progress in a certain field of medicine where we can implement changes across …

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  • Author note Interview Date: 14 August 2020

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.