our instructors are highly skilled at performing Emergency Surgical
Skills from extensive experience in Emergency Medicine and/or
Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine.
is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHCW in Coventry. She
founded this course in 2009 after identifying that it was very
difficult for her colleagues to train for procedures rarely
encountered in clinical practice. Her emergency surgical skills
experience comes from working in many high acuity emergency
departments as well pre-hospital work with the Warwickshire &
Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and London HEMS. Caroline is currently
the West Midlands Training Programme Director for Pre Hospital
Emergency Medicine and the Regional Examinations Advisor for the
Diploma of Immediate Care examination.
is a Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine &
Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
and is the Training Programme Director for Pre-hospital Emergency
Medicine (PHEM) in the Yorkshire & Humber Postgraduate Deanery.
has worked in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine for over 12 years
working with a number of pre-hospital providers including the
Yorkshire Air Ambulance and London HEMS.
is in the last few months of his training in Emergency Medicine and
is due to take up a Consultant post in Plymouth. He has an interest
in PHEM, early critical care interventions and disaster mass-casualty
medicine. He is the co-editor of the medical textbooks ABC of
Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and ABC of Sepsis. His emergency
surgical skills experience comes from a year in South Africa working
in EM and ICU.
Louise has been a Consultant in Emergency
Medicine at UHCW in Coventry since 2005. Her previous experience
includes 18 years as a doctor in the British Army, UK EM rep to NATO,
and a specialist registrar post with London HEMS in 2003/4. Her
specialist interests are trauma, and simulation for medical
Richard is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He is the
current Chairman of the British
Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) and is a pre-hospital
doctor working with the Mercia
Accident Rescue Scheme (BASICS MARS) and the West Midlands CARE
Neil has been involved in pre-hospital
medicine for all his working life starting in Zimbabwe working for
the City of Harare Emergency Services. In the UK he has worked with
the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and has
recently completed a full-time registrar post with London HEMS. He
responds to BASICS cases in the South Central and East Midlands
Ambulance Services and works at Milton Keynes emergency department.
In his spare time Neil is Assistant Medical Director for the London
is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHCW in Coventry. Her
emergency surgical skills experience comes from a pre-hospital
emergency medicine post with the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
Professor Peter Abrahams
Abrahams joined Warwick as the Medical School’s
first Professor of Clinical Anatomy. His impressive career has taken him from
the jungles of Borneo to his most recent position as Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.
at the Middlesex Hospital
after doing Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) teaching in Borneo.
He intended to become a surgeon, but was side-tracked into Clinical Anatomy in
1973 when he co-wrote ‘Clinical Anatomy of Practical Procedures’. For this work
he was awarded a British Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Iowa
in 1975 in Anatomical Education. He was Clinical Anatomist at UCL and then held
the same post at The University of Cambridge, before becoming the Professor of
Clinical Anatomy at the Kigezi International School of Medicine.
career, he has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers and 15 new
student text books. Peter is married to an academic GP and he has three
grown-up daughters. In his spare time he can be found climbing volcanoes in the
jungles of St Vincent or diving in the Caribbean.
Sir Keith Porter
Sir Keith Porter is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and the Clinical
Director for Trauma at University Hospital Birmingham. He is
Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of Birmingham.
Since 2000 he has been the civilian clinical lead for the care of
injured soldiers returning to the UK from both Iraq and Afghanistan
and has been a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Committee
and the Surgeon General Research Strategy Group. Keith has played an
integral part of the development of Pre Hospital Emergency Medicine
in the UK in his roles as the past Chairman of Faculty of
Pre-hospital Care; past Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board for
training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine; past President of BASICS
and the founder of the West Midlands CARE team. He is an active
immediate care practitioner for MARS and the CARE team.
Mr Brian Burnett
has over 10 years experience in the fields of Pathology and forensic
examination and has been instrumental in developing the West Midlands
Surgical Training Centre, training over 2000 surgeons, doctors and
nurses since it's opening in the summer of 2009.
co-founded several national and international training courses for
healthcare professionals and has established training packages for
professional organisations including the police, forensic science service
and the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technologists. Brian has
been recognised with awards for innovation and research with colleagues
medical School in the field of 3-D anatomy education.