12-13 June 2019
North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Penrith
Do you have the skills needed to provide effective care in remote or rural settings?
Remote healthcare is increasingly an issue across the UK and the rest of the world; large populations are being significantly disadvantaged by geographical location. The National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM) inaugural conference aims to pull from global and regional experience and education, to better understand demand and how as providers we can address these needs with education, training and innovation in health technology.
Hear from some of the most inspirational practitioners in the field of remote and rural medicine, some of whom have experience of practising in extreme circumstances. Learn new skills on our conference workshops and find out about the latest courses on offer. Share knowledge, experience and best practice with other workers in remote and rural medicine Be inspired to work in a rural setting – find out more from those who do!
Who should attend?
Doctors and healthcare workers in rural settings and in urban settings where delayed access to secondary care means urgent medicine skills are required. First responders and members of the rural community providing urgent care. Those working in remote and rural healthcare settings currently or who hope to in the future. Digital health practitioners looking for new innovations and test-bed resources
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh
Immediate Former National Medical Director of the NHS Chair of Birmingham Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Dr Stuart Maitland-Knibb MBChB MRCGP FIMC RCS (Ed) DUMC RCS (Ed)
New educational programmes for remote healthcare
Director, National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine. Stuart is an ex-military medical officer with extensive experience in primary care and emergency medicine both in hospital and pre-hospital. Specialising in urgent unplanned care, he has worked in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and pre-hospital settings for many years and continues to fly a day a week.
Dr Malcolm Q. Russell MBE MRCGP DCH DRCOG FIMC RCS(Ed) FRGS
Delivering medicine in earthquake zones for U.K. International Search and Rescue
Actively practicing pre-hospital immediate care for over 20 years, Dr Malcolm Russell has served most of his career as a doctor in the British Army including some of the UK’s most elite military units in extreme environments.
Dr James Hickman MBE FRCGP DRCOG DFFP FIMC RCS (Ed)
First on scene in a major incident
Dr James Hickman is a Somerset GP with a special interest in pre-hospital medicine. He is Medical Chairman of SAVES (the Somerset BASICS scheme) and responds regularly for South Western Ambulance Service.
Professor Richard Lyon MBE MBChB (Hons) MD MRCP FRCEM FCPara DipIMC (RCS Ed)
Changing outcomes in pre-hospital cardiac arrest in rural and remote locations
Professor Lyon is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, HEMS Consultant and Director of Research for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Prof. Lyon has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine with an extensive publication record. He was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes leading role in Event Medicine.
Dr Chris Press MBChB DipIMC
Delivering healthcare when help is not coming in the near to medium time frame
Alongside his hospital work, Dr Chris Press has been active in UK Mountain Rescue since 2001 as well as acting as an Expedition Medic. He is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Physician with the Air Ambulance Service. He is also an accomplished cave diver with a number of exploratory projects ongoing throughout Europe. Other speakers will be asking how we can do things differently in remote settings to deliver the best in care and outcome.
Register your attendance now at RemoteAndRural@uclan.ac.uk