Stuart Daly - Lead CCP
Stuart has over thirteen years post-registration experience, the vast majority of which has been in emergency nursing. Stuart joined the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in October 2010 and is the Lead Critical Care Practitioner. Prior to joining the team Stuart worked as a Deputy Charge Nurse in the emergency department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and as part of this role was the lead nurse for the Medic One pre-hospital care team. Stuart holds a specialist practitioner qualification in critical care and is a faculty member and examiner for the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (DipRTM) run by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Stuart has also completed courses in clinical decision making, BASICS - Scotland PHECC, cadaveric surgical skills, ATLS, ALS, TNCC and RSI. He has had an elective placement with the London Air Ambulance (HEMS), has spent time with the MedSTAR team in Adelaide, Australia and has experience of working within a mountain rescue team. Stuart has had several articles and papers published in journals including the Emergency Medical Journal. His main areas of interest are pre-hospital care, critical care and trauma.
Personal interests include walking, cycling, music, technology and watching sport from the safe distance of his armchair at home.
Lisa Curatolo BSc (Hons) DipRTM RCSEd
Lisa joined the Scottish Ambulance Service in 2000 and completed her paramedic training in 2002. Based in Glasgow for the past 12 years, she has completed various secondments including team leader and clinical advisor in the ambulance control centre and has also graduated with a BSc (Hons) Advanced Paramedic Practitioner.
Being extremely interested in working in critical care and retrieval medicine, Lisa joined the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in 2011 as a critical care practitioner and is currently part of a team driving the prehospital development. She is current in ALS, ATLS and has recently completed the London's Air Ambulance Helicopter Crew Course (HCC).
Lisa passed the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine held at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is now a member of the examination faculty. She is also looking forward to starting a MSc in critical care later in the year.
In her spare time, Lisa tries to stay upright on her road bike and enjoys live gigs.
Neil Sinclair BSc DipIMC RCS (Edin) DipRTM RCS (Edin)
Neil began his career with the Scottish Ambulance Service 10 years ago and has been a paramedic for 8 years. He gained most of his experience working in Edinburgh staffing traditional ambulances, response cars and cycle response units. He relocated to the west coast in 2010 to take a secondment with the SAS helicopter Helimed 5. The highlight and most challenging move of his career was joining the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in the role of critical care practitioner in 2011. Neil has a Bachelor of Science degree in paramedical science from Stirling University and has gained the diploma in immediate medical care and the diploma in retrieval and transfer medicine from Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons. He is looking forward to the challenge of returning to the royal college of surgeons this year as a member of the faculty and examiner for the retrieval and transfer medicine diploma.
Neil's specialist clinical interests are prehospital cardiac arrest management after being one of the founder members of the successful TOPCAT resuscitation project in Edinburgh and the development of the retrieval practitioner role within EMRS. Currently Neil is the lead CCP for education and training and is utilising his experiences from the London air ambulance Helicopter Crew Course to increase the intensity and complexity of the daily simulation at the base. He will be continuing his post graduate studies this year and hopes to complete a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.
In his spare time, Neil tries to mountain bike and snowboard when the weather permits.
Jeff began his career with the London Ambulance Service and qualified as a paramedic in 2007 whilst completing his BSc Hons in Paramedic Science at Hertfordshire University. After relocating to the Scottish Ambulance Service he worked in Glasgow for 18 months before joining Helimed 5 in December 2010. Jeff has recently complimented his CPD portfolio with courses in AMLS, GEMS, major incident management ALS and ATLS.
In October 2011 he joined the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service and is the lead Critical care Practitioner for research and audit. Jeff completed a critical care module in September 2012 and has a growing experience of teaching with BASICS and the ED anaesthetics assistant course in Lanarkshire. Recently he has completed the Dip IMC, London's Air Ambulance crew member course and will be sitting the DRTM in October this year.
Away from work, Jeff enjoys the odd run, sailing and snowboarding.
Alistair joined the SAS in 1996 before moving to Manchester to train as a paramedic and returned to Scotland in 2004. He joined the Scottish Air Ambulance Service in 2006 working predominantly on Helimed 5 in Glasgow and took up a full time secondment with the EMRS as a critical care practitioner in June 2011.
Alistair gained the DipIMC in 2009 and has completed a number of external courses in adult, paediatric, neonatal and trauma life support. He recently completed a gereric instructors course and hopes toteach on ALS and Basics courses in the future. Alistair completed a critical care module in 2010 and is now commencing a BSc in critical care at the Glasgow Caledonian University. He is the lead CCP for the services pre hospital response development.