The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care


Welcome to the Scotland Regional page:



Zoe Smeed
Regional Rep

James Wood
Student Rep


Update August 2019

There has been encouraging progress throughout Scotland to improve accessibility to opportunities in pre-hospital emergency medicine during the year.

In particular, the pilot of a national initiative to involve students in the Diploma and Fellowship of Immediate Medical Care has been successful. Participation included patient roles, an evening CPD session delivered by a member of the Faculty and an opportunity to experience the environment of professional examinations. Preliminary feedback is promising, with hope to continue expanding this strategy to achieve sustainability for future diets.

Glasgow University has an established PHEM society (Glasgow uPHEM) running annual conferences, scenario sessions and EMRS clinical governance days. Edinburgh University Emergency Medicine Society held their first PHEM Conference this year including talks from David Bywater, Scottish Ambulance Service Consultant Paramedic and Professor Richard Lyons MBE.

The first Helicopter Medical Careers event was hosted in Glasgow, proving to be an incredibly informative event for students and healthcare professionals interested in PHEM, with plans for a further event in 2020. 

There continues to be other societies throughout the region covering specific areas of PHEM such as wilderness medicine and remote and rural medicine.

Molly Greenaway
Student Rep

Upcoming events

Immediate Care Education Event (download poster below)

  • Date: 22nd August 2019
  • Time: 1830-2100
  • Venue: Dunbarney House, Dr Gayr's Hospital, Elgin, IV30 1SN
  • RSVP:

Useful Links

BASICS scheme

BASICS Scotland



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Facebook / Twitter

Ambulance service

Scottish Ambulance Service


Website / Facebook  / Twitter

Air ambulance

Emergency Medical Retrieval Service

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance


Website / Twitter


Local trauma network

Scottish National Trauma Network

The South Glasgow Trauma Forum Meeting




Local Universities initiatives websites

University of Aberdeen:

Aberdeen Acute Critical and Emergency Care Society

Aberdeen Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society

University of Dundee:

Dundee Emergency and Critical Care Society

University of Edinburgh:

-          Emergency Medicine Society

University of Glasgow:

-          Glasgow Emergency Medicine Society

-          Glasgow Undergraduate PHEM:

St Andrews University:



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Other organisations:


Scottish Mountain Rescue


NHS Grampian

Highland PICT Project


Website / Facebook / Twitter

Website / E-mail

Facebook / Twitter

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Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.