Dr. Stephen Hearns FRCS FCEM Dip. IMC
Stephen is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and lead consultant for EMRS. His main interest lies in the care of seriously ill patients in remote environments. He has been an active member of Arrochar mountain rescue team for 11 years and holds the Mountain Leader Award. Stephen acted as medical officer on seven international expeditions before establishing the first expedition medicine course in the UK. He has previously been an instructor on ATLS, ALS and PALS courses. Stephen finished his training with the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, developing experience in pre-hospital trauma care and aeromedical evacuation. Attempting to utilise this experience in Scotland, over the past four years he has helped develop the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service. Stephen has published a number of papers and contributed a few book chapters related to these subjects. He is attracted to the clinical, psychological and physical challenges of retrieval and pre-hospital medical care in demanding remote environments with limited resources.
He is married to Kerry and has three sons. Stephen enjoys mountains, road cycling and mountain biking.
Dr. Andrew Inglis FRCA, MRCP, DTMH, DIMC, CCEd
Drew is lead consultant in ICU at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. He has worked for the EMRS since the start in October 2004 and is a member of the project steering group. Prior to this he had retrieval medicine experience from working in Adelaide, South Australia (www.mediflight.com.au). Trained in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Adelaide and Brisbane, Drew is an experienced instructor for ALS, ATLS and BASICS-Scotland. He has also taught with the 'Scotland Malawi anaesthesia project' in Blantyre, Malawi in 2007 and 2008. Within the EMRS Drew is tasked with organising the consultant rota and liaison with Ayrshire and Arran.
Away from work Drew's interests include travel, hillwalking, languages, football and a wide taste in world music.
Dr. Alasdair Corfield MBChB MRCP FCEM DipIMC
Alasdair works as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. He currently takes a lead for Research & Audit within EMRS as well as a lead in co-ordinating the independent evaluation of EMRS by SGHD. He has worked with EMRS since its inception as a voluntary service in 2004 and was the first EMRS registrar. Alasdair trained in Emergency Medicine in Scotland and Australia. It was while working in Australia that he first gained exposure to the concept of retrieval medicine and particularly how it could improve remote and rural healthcare in Scotland. Alasdair has an interest in critical care and EMRS brings together many of his professional interests. Alasdair has published several papers related to retrieval medicine as well as given numerous presentations at national & international meetings.
He is married with three children and when he is not working or spending time with his family, he is a keen skiier and mountain bike enthusiast.
Dr. Andrew Cadamy MB ChB, FRCA, Dip IMC, EDIC, DICM
Andrew works at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow as a consultant in intensive care and anaesthesia. He was born in Yorkshire and after leaving school headed to Scotland for his medical education at Edinburgh University. Graduating in 1995 he gained early experience in emergency medicine before beginning training in anaesthesia. Between anaesthetic examinations he left the country to work for two years as a doctor aboard the cruise ships of P&O Princess Cruises where he learned something about the practice of remote and isolated medicine and pre-hospital care. He subsequently returned to the West of Scotland and went on to complete training in both anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. During this time he spent 6 months as the senior fellow with the local critical care transport team known as the ‘Shock Team’. As part of his role with the EMRS he will be supervising the doctors who are training with the team, and will be liaising with the ‘Shock Team’ and the primary care team on Islay.
Outside work his interests have been rather curtailed in the past couple of years since the arrival of his two children, but he is looking forward to getting out again, on foot and by mountain bike, to enjoy the Scottish countryside so temptingly visible from the helicopters.
Dr. Scott Hepburn MBChB, BSc(Med Sci)Hons, FRCSEd, FCEM, DiplMC RCSEd
Scott has recently moved to Glasgow from Aberdeen, where he completed his studies in Emergency Medicine. He is presently working as a consultant in the emergency department of the Western Infirmary Glasgow. During his training, he developed a keen interest in Pre-hospital Care, Trauma and Critical Care. His EMRS responsibilities include PPE, Risk Assessment & Incident Reporting, HUET Training and Equipment. He is liaison consultant for Mid-Argyll and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
His out of work interests include computing, skiing and travelling.
Dr Cieran McKiernan MBChB, FRCSEd (A&E), FCEM
Cieran has recently taken a consultant post in Emergency Medicine at the Southern General. He enjoys providing critical care and is keen to utilise this experience the rural retrieval environment. He is an instructor for ALS and APLS and has an interest in Medical Education. Cieran will take charge of Standard Operating Procedure development for the team and will be liaison consultant for Benbecula.
He is married to Leza with 2 children and a Dalmatian. When not at work he enjoys Gaelic sports, eating and drinking.
Dr. Alastair Newton
Alastair has recently joined the Emergency Medicine team at RAH in Paisley having previously worked as a consultant in Emergency medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He has a keen interest in Retrieval Medicine and has previously worked with both the Sydney Aeromedical Retrieval Service and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, London (HEMS).
Lt Col Pete Davis MRCGP FACEM Dip IMC Dip Mtn Med RAMC
Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the British Army, based in Glasgow. Pete trained as an emergency physician in New Zealand where he developed a special interest in pre-hospital emergency care and mountain medicine. Since returning to the UK in 2003 he has worked on rotation with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in London, and is a faculty member for the recently established Diploma in Mountain Medicine.
Dr. Phil Munro
Phil qualified in Glasgow in 1989 and trained in Stoke Mandeville, Glasgow and Ayrshire before Emergency Medicine training in Edinburgh, Cork and the West of Scotland. He was appointed to a consultant post at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow in 2000. Dr Munro has been involved in prehospital care for about 15 years initially with the Medic One team in Edinburgh then later in Cork and finally as one of the original, voluntary team members for what became the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service. Dr Munro has a special interest in critical care, airway management and organisation of emergency care and has been a senior medical officer for the T in the Park festival at Balado for the last 7 years.
He lives in Paisley with his wife Joan, plays Flamenco guitar and, to the amusement of his EMRS team colleagues, hates flying.
Dr. David Stoddart MBChB FRCS(Ed) FCEM
David is an Emergency Medicine Consultant based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. He has a keen interest in Retrieval Medicine and has been part of the team since its inception. He has an interest in paediatric care and in particular paediatric sedation. He has developed extensive experience in teaching at an under and postgraduate level. As part of the team he takes responsibility for communications.
When not at work he is to be found sailing around the west coast of Scotland and helping care for his new baby son, Jock.
Dr. Neil Dignon MBChB MRCP FCEM DipIMC
Neil is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary of Glasgow. He graduated from Manchester University in 1994 and worked in the North West of England before coming to Glasgow and training in Emergency Medicine. He has a wealth of pre-hospital experience with over 20 Expeditions overseas as a Medic. He has been a Faculty member on Expedition Medicine and Expemed – Britains leading Expedition Medicine courses, since they began. Neil’s liaison role is with Campbeltown, and he is responsible for Paramedic Teaching and Training. In his flight helmet he looks like a fly.
Dr. Mark Dunn MB ChB BSc(Hons) MRCSEd FCEM
Mark is dual accredited in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine and works in both specialities at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has previous aeromedical experiance with the retrieval service in Townsville, Australia. Mark also has pre-hospital experience on Medic One, the Edinburgh based physician staffed road vehicle. Mark is an ATLS instructor and has published on procedural sedation, emergency airway management and critical care transfer. Mark aims to develop high fidelity simulator training for the team and is liason consultant for Coll, Colonsay, Tiree, Gigha, Lismore, Jura, Kinloch Rannoch and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
He is married with two children and outside work enjoys travel, hillwalking and skiing. He is a self confessed tech-head.
Dr. Jason Long , MB, ChB, MRCP, FCEM
Graduated from Glasgow University in 1993 and appointed Consultant in Emergency medicine at the Southern General Hospital in 2005. Main interests are teaching and education, critical care and major incident planning. Jason also works as a foundation tutor, supervising 30 trainees in South Glasgow and Ayrshire. Part of the EMRS team since 2005 and has responsibility for liaison with the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway and the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.
Main interests outside work are football, both playing and following his local team, Greenock Morton and family. His two children Matthew (6) and Rachel (2) keep him on his toes!
Dr Randal McRoberts MBChB MSc (Remote Healthcare) MRCGP MRCSEd (A&E) DipIMC FCEM
Randal is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Lothian. He has a special interest in Pre-Hospital and Remote Medical Care. He has previously worked as a rural GP in Scotland and was an Antarctic research station Doctor for 2 years with the British Antarctic Survey. Randal aims to bring his experience in rural and remote healthcare together with his Emergency Medicine and critical care skills to provide immediate care to Scotland’s rural communities.
Outside of work, Randal can either be found in the Scottish Hills on his mountain bike or Kitesurfing in Tiree.
Dr Helen Milne MBChB MRCS(A&E) FCEM DCH DipFMS DipIMC
Helen is a consultant in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in paediatrics working at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex. She completed her registrar training in the West if Scotland and has been a member of the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service since its inception. Her current EMRS non clinical role is organisation of the CPD meetings.
When not at work, she can be found spending time with her husband and their two children. Helen has a keen interest in travelling and sport, enjoying 10K running and kickboxing.
Dr Niall McMahon
Niall is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. He previously worked for EMRS as a registrar from 2007 including a six month full time placement. His interests include critical care, major trauma and teaching.
He has previously worked in Melbourne, Australia including time in The Alfred emergency and trauma centre. He has worked for various prehospital teams including the Australian Formula 1 grand prix, the Gold Coast Indy and the Rally of Scotland. He has also completed an international retrieval with Ozevac.
Niall has taught on various courses including EMRS liaison visits, ALS, SCRUMCAPS and has been involved in undergraduate teaching and exams. His liaison role within EMRS, covers Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer.
Niall's personal interests include watching sport and running and also scuba diving if the water is warm enough.
Dr Richard Price FRCA DipIMC DICM
Richard is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. He is a graduate of Aberdeen University and trained in anaesthesia and ICM in Glasgow. He has been involved with the EMRS service since its inception and a consultant since 2009.
He spent 2006 with the Sydney Aeromedical Retrieval Service. He teaches on several courses, including with BASICS (Scotland). He is the liason consultant for the EMDC. Out of work, his interests are diving and outdoor sports in general. One day he will actually complete his pilots licence.
Dr Nicola K Littlewood MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCS(A&E) FCEM DipMC
Nicola is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Southern General Hospital. She has been a member of the EMRS as a sessional registrar since 2005 following an attachment with the New Zealand Flying Doctors Service flying out of Christchurch and in 2007 completed the six month EMRS registrar post. With a keen interest in teaching, Nicola is an instructor on ALS, APLS and IMPACT courses.
In her spare time, she likes to ski, walk big hills and drink wine!
Dr Jon McCormack MBChB, MRCP, FRCA
Jon is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthestist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. He is also a permanent member of the Scottish Paediatric Intensive Care Retrieval Service and as such performs land and aeromedical paediatric critical care transfers throughout, and occasionally outwith, Scotland. He graduated from Dundee University in 1998 before completing his Anaesthetic training in South East Scotland and a Paediatric Anaesthetic Fellowship in Vancouver. Non-clinical roles include provision of PICU Outreach education and feedback sessions, simulator training for paediatric anaesthesia and critical care, paediatric anaesthetic link for Scottish Patient Safety Programme and Risk Management.
His two children, Robbie and Isla, generally keep him busy out of work but whenever time allows Jon is a keen cyclist and whenever snow allows, a very keen skier.
Dr Richard A Burnett BSc MSc MB CLB MRCP FRCA FCARCSI EDIC
Richard is a dual accredited consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia in Lothian. Born and brought up in Lochgilphead, prior to a career in medicine, he was a sports physiologist in London working with elite athletes. His main interests are in the resuscitation of the critically ill, human physiology in extreme environments and the pathway of transferring patients from remote sites to definative care. He has worked in pre-hospital care at various sporting events including the Mull Rally and spent two years in Australia completing HEMS and critical care fellowships. He has also flown with the London HEMS team.
A former international athlete, Richard now pursues sport on a more relaxed level in the form of triathlon, mountain biking and skydiving. As often as he can, he travels to Tiree to kite and windsurf. He has a son and a daughter whom he encourages in adventurous pursuits.
Dr Paul Campbell
Having initially achieved an Honours Degree in Pharmacy, then working in both community and industry, Paul subsequently transitioned to study Medicine. With a medical training based mainly in the UK, Paul spent time working in hospitals in South Africa, Australia and Sweden.
Paul’s current post is as a Consultant Anaesthetist based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank.
Prior to this Paul had a locum post in Intensive Care at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.
He has worked for the EMRS for 3 years now.
Paul acts as the Clinical Lead for Organ Donation for the Remote and Rural communities served by the EMRS.
For both the GJNH and EMRS, Paul is the Clinical Lead for eHealth. Beyond this Paul is the Co-Chair of NHS Scotland’s eHealth Clinical Leads Group. Working with his colleagues, he hopes to to innovate and integrate the current spectrum of technologies available to maximise the benefits that eHealth can achieve within every aspect of NHS Scotland.