New partnership between Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and UK-Med

We are excited to announce the formalisation of our partnership with the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

Clockwise from top-left: Professor Tony Redmond OBE (UK-Med Chair), Professor Mike Griffin OBE (RCSEd President), Tony Oxford (RCSEd CEO, David Wightwick (UK-Med CEO).

This Tuesday 2nd August, we signed an MOU to further cement our partnership between UK-Med and the RCSEd to support individuals and organisations working in humanitarian healthcare.

This exciting partnership has the shared aim of setting, improving, and recognising standards in humanitarian healthcare working through and in support of the RCSEd’s Faculty of Remote and Rural Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH).

The initial focus will be to develop a Capabilities Framework to standardise the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for safe and effective practice required by those working in clinical and non-clinical roles in remote, rural and humanitarian settings.  This will be used to assess, facilitate and recognise the professional development of humanitarian healthcare professionals. The first stage of this framework is due to launch at the end of this year.

In April, we also launched the new course ‘Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare’ with FRRHH. The online course is designed for healthcare professionals looking to develop their career in humanitarian healthcare, and provides guidance on adapting clinical skills to the humanitarian healthcare environment and preparing for deployment to a humanitarian emergency.

The Faculty works closely with UK-Med’s founder, Professor Tony Redmond OBE, who has been appointed to the Faculty’s Executive Committee to help shape its strategic focus and drive forward its efforts to support healthcare professionals in the sector.

Professor Tony Redmond OBE said:

“This is a natural partnership. UK-Med and The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare share the common goals of helping the sick and injured wherever they may be and strengthening such altruism with training and professionalism.

“By working together, UK-Med and the humanitarian community can draw on the support of a College which has been active in healthcare education and support for over 500 years, and the College can draw on the rich experience of those engaged in emergency humanitarian assistance around the world.”

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, CEO, Tony Oxford said:

“We are delighted to formalise what has to date been a hugely successful relationship between UK-Med and RCSEd’s FRRHH. The online Humanitarian Healthcare course is a great example of what this partnership can achieve and I look forward to seeing this collaboration develop.”

Learn more about the Faculty of Remote Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare on their website.

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