For a lifetime of outstanding service to the Royal Life Saving Society Dr Anthony Handley MD FRCP was awarded with the 2006 King Edward VII Cup.
The King Edward VII Cup is the Royal Life Saving Society’s highest honour and is presented every five years to a member of the Society who has given a lifetime of service to the cause of lifesaving. The award was presented to Dr. Handley by the Her Majesty The Queen.
Dr Anthony Handley MD FRCP has given a lifetime of sterling service to the Royal Life Saving Society, both in the United Kingdom and around the Commonwealth. He served for six years as National President of the United Kingdom Branch, and has been its Honorary Chief Medical Adviser for more than 20 years. He has been involved at national and international level in the production of many resuscitation training programmes and publications. He has carried out resuscitation training as a volunteer for many of the Society’s Branches around the world, in places as distant as Hong Kong and St. Lucia.
He served on the Board of Directors of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) for several years, and is still Honorary Medical Adviser to the European Region. In 2004, ILS rightly acknowledged Dr Handley’s outstanding contribution to lifesaving worldwide with the honour of Grand Knight in the Order of Lifesaving.
Dr Handley is an Honorary Physician and Cardiologist in Essex Rivers Healthcare Trust, and a past Chairman of the Resuscitation Council (UK); he continues as a Member of the Council’s Executive Committee.
Dr Handley is one of the world’s leading authorities on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the Royal Life Saving Society is very honoured to have such an eminent physician so deeply involved as an adviser to the organisation.