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PHOTON Group Opportunities

18 May 2022

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Some exciting opportunities have arisen within the PHOTON group. As some of the current tenures within the group will come to an in August, applications have open for you to put in your interest to become involved. There is also opportunity to take leadership as chair. This will be decided after the new applicants have been chosen for the group. 

*We are also looking for a new critical care/HEMS paramedic to join our committee as paramedic advisor*

The Role of the PHOTON Group

We are a group of non-consultant grade, pre-hospital, doctors who are passionate about improving the quality of pre-hospital research. In order to achieve this, we have collaborated to enable multicentre pre-hospital research to be conducted. Our ambition is to expand to include pre-hospital practitioners other than  doctors once we have proof of concept and a successful output.

We sit under the umbrella of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). As such our information governance is guaranteed by RCSEd with oversight of research activity being provided by the Gibson Chair.

We welcome research proposals from all sources. Proposals will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and those where we think PHOTON’s resources could be useful will be added to the PHOTON research portfolio. Whilst the originators will, of course, retain their names on any published work we ask that “The PHOTON Collaborators” are also credited as an author.


  • To be eligible an individual must:
  • Be registered with the GMC. (HCPC for the paramedic advisor role).
  • hold or have held a substantive post in a UK Air Ambulance or other UK Pre Hospital Critical Care organisation.

Applications will be reviewed by the PHOTON group.

If you are interested in applying for any of these two positions, please complete the application below and send it back by email to the FPHC Office at before 16:00 on 30th June 2022.

Application Form

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