Pre-hospital care experts discuss future of emergency medical services

Thursday, 14 May, 2015


Britain’s emergency medical services will be put under the microscope by a panel of leading pre-hospital care specialists at The EMS Conference 2016 it was announced in London today (14 May).

The conference combined with an exhibition is the first public event staged by The Larrey Society, the cross-sector “think tank”. It will be held on 21 January 2016 at the ICO Centre in London and the speakers’ panel will include:

  • The Society’s President, Professor Andy Newton, the first Paramedic Consultant, Chief Clinical Officer South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust and Chairman of the College of Paramedics;
  • Prof Jonathan Benger, National Clinical Director for Urgent Care NHS England, Professor of Emergency Care University of the West of England, Bristol Consultant in Emergency Medicine;
  • Professor Niro Siriwardena Professor of Primary & Pre Hospital Care University of Lincoln;
  • Richard Hunt, Chair, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust;
  • Pete Brown, Resilience Officer, South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clair Carson, Acute Service Line Manager, Pennine Care NHS Trust;
  • Lynda Sibson, Telemedicine Manager, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Alana Saunders, Senior Mobile Strategy Consultant, Mubaloo Limited

Sue Noyes, Chief Executive, East Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust, will discuss and aim to answer five key questions:

  1. What’s the best model for EMS in the UK?
  2. What is a 21st century paramedic?
  3. Integration. To be or not to be?
  4. Will ambulances be driven off the road?
  5. Is technology the game changer?

David Davis, Founder of The Larrey Society, announcing details of the conference programme said: “The panel of speakers is one of the most influential to have been assembled to share the same platform at a conference which sets a new benchmark for debating the future of emergency medical services in Britain.

“They reflect the ambition of the Society to be in the forefront of the national EMS debate and to influence policymakers in shaping an ambulance service which is fit for purpose in the 21st century.”

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