Last weekend over 50 healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds demonstrated their commitment to the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) programme by gathering in Moreton-in-Marsh to take part in the latest UK-Med Pre-Deployment Course.
UK-Med is contracted by the Department for International Development (DFID) to host a register of trained clinicians and allied health professionals within the UK-Med Community of Practice in readiness to deploy to sudden onset disasters across the world. Training topics included an introduction to UK-Med and the wider humanitarian sector, cultural awareness, experiences from the field, importance of early rehabilitation, lateral thinking tasks, Psychological First Aid, security and protection. It was great to see so many skilled, committed clinicians in the room and we’d like to thank everyone who came along.
If you’re interested in joining our training pathway and becoming a register member, visit here [https://www.uk-med.org/?page_id=20] or to find out about past deployments visit here [https://www.uk-med.org/?page_id=1345]