Following the success of EMRS on the west coast of Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing decided in March of this year to rollout the service to cover the whole of remote and rural Scotland.
The national service commenced on 25th October 2010. EMRS have already been busy flying to locations in the North of Scotland for critically ill patients, as well as continuing to provide care along the length of the West Coast. The addition of new consultants, registrars, retrieval nurses and paramedics will enable EMRS to provide two duty retrieval teams 24 hours/day. This will ensure EMRS remains able to provide a time-critical response simultaneously to all parts of Scotland. Further details are available here
The latest edition of Spindoctor is available containing more information about EMRS developments.
Currently we appoint two full time registrars every six months within three years of CCT with experience in Emergency Medicine and Anaesthetics/ICU.
These posts are advertised nationally in the British Medical Journal