Chris qualified in 1995 as a Registered General Nurse at the Whittington Hospital in London then working in orthopaedics and Emergency Departments in several London hospitals. In 1998 he obtained his Accident & Emergency Nursing course (ENB3) and then qualified as a Children’s Nurse from City University in 2000. In 2007 he received his Masters In Public Administration from London Southbank University. Chris received his General Diploma In Laws from Southbank University in 2017 and Legal Practice Diploma from London Metropolitan University in 2020. He is an instructor in the following Resuscitation Council provider courses: Advanced Life Support, European Paediatric Advanced Life Support, Generic Instructor Course.
Chris is responsible for the overall strategic management of the business and supports the operational work of the leadership team however wherever the demands of his role allow he still likes to be involved in the direct delivery of training programmes. His responsibilities as Executive Chairman include policy development, strategic direction, contract management and he acts as General Counsel supporting legal matters and liaison with external Counsel for the business.
Substantial experience in accident and emergency nursing then became a Resuscitation Officer at UCLH in central London. Developed and managed the Resuscitation Service at UCLH for 4 years developing risk assessment tools, training programmes, infrastructure and policy. Along with colleagues he was an inaugural officer of the Association of London Resuscitation Officers group and has been involved in the development of resuscitation strategy and practice for over 15 years. He has in the past been a General Manager and Head of Clinical Services for a private hospital.
Currently he is working on developing innovative resuscitation equipment solutions and primary research developing the professional knowledge base around aspects of management of emergency situations.
A to E have provided mandatory life support training across the healthcare student school, in both Adult and Paediatric specialities. They have worked with the university to provide engaging and pertinent e-learning in line with the core skills training framework and then provided credible and professional, registered staff to provide F2F teaching and undertake assessment.
Thank you, we have strong confidence in the learning and skills delivered and achieved by the students.
Sarah Cocker, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University
We can’t wait for our next CPR update in December – hopefully presented again by Chris Kurt-Gabel… it’s the highlight of our year! Chris always lead an action and information packed afternoon of theory, practice and fun – including surprise scenarios that we have to jump in and deal with. Their instruction is clear; their info is up to date; and they insist that we demonstrate our understanding and skills to a high standard. We always end up with the confidence that we can make a difference and really save lives…
NHS, Executive Director
Nuffield health appointed A to E as its resuscitation provider in 2017 and since that time, A to E have fully supported us in various ways. This includes the provision of training, policy, construction and simulation activity. A to E have adopted an agile and flexible approach and where able attempted to fully meet our needs. We have been very impressed by their senior leadership team and their commitment towards improving standards and driving clinical excellence. They are an open and transparent organisation that will put patient safety above all else.
Nuffield health, Head of Clinical Governance and Professional Education
A to E have supported Moorfields since 2004. They have a portfolio of expert instructors who bring knowledge, credibility and importantly humour to the ILS and PILS courses that they help me run. The instructors are punctual, tidy and always go that extra mile to ensure the best quality of training is provided, our staff simply love them! The support team are professional and are always on hand to answer queries with grace and tolerance.
Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, Lead Resuscitation Officer
A to E Training Solutions are great to work with. They were professional, approachable and ran us through our paces!
Practice Plus Group, Learning and Development Lead