UK-Med CEO becomes President of WADEM at Congress 2017

The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is a multidisciplinary professional association whose mission is the global improvement of prehospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness. At their 2017 Congress in Toronto last week, UK-Med CEO, Professor Tony Redmond officially became President of the organisation. WADEM is a member-based…

Global Health and Humanitarianism Course at HCRI

UK-Med’s academic partners at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (part of the University of Manchester) have developed a short online course on Global Health and Humanitarianism. HCRI’s massive open online course (MOOC) will discuss the question ‘is humanitarianism an effective, justifiable and sustainable response to ill-health, inequality, injustice and war?’ HCRI’s work and teaching…

Vacancy at UK-Med: Operations Manager

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Operations Manager with humanitarian and/or emergency health response experience to provide leadership and strategic oversight to all activities relating to delivery of the UK EMT programme during this busy period of development. The post holder will be experienced in programme planning, review of systems and resources, and team…

UK-Med attending RCS Global Surgical Frontiers Conference

On 21-22 April, UK-Med will be attending the annual RCS Global Surgical Frontiers Conference to speak to attendees about the UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT) and to recruit a small number of surgeons and related clinicians to join the UKEMT register. We are particularly looking for fully-trained and experienced emergency General and Plastic surgeons, especially…

Vacancy at UK-Med: Humanitarian Pharmacy Adviser

We are seeking to appoint a Humanitarian Pharmacy Adviser to provide technical oversight and management of all pharmaceutical aspects of the UK EMT programme with emphasis on the development of operational mechanisms and systems required for preparedness during an overseas deployment. The post holder will provide technical advice to pharmaceutical procurement and supply chain management….

ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES AT UK-Med

On the 1st of April 2017 UK-Med ceased operating as a charitable Trust – Charity Number 1046202 and commenced operation as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation – Charity Number 1166956. Currently it will have no effect on any transactions between UK-Med and volunteers as the charitable status of UK-Med is as before and the name is…

UK-Med attends International Emergency Response Open Day

On Wednesday 15 March, UK-Med attended the International Emergency Response Open Day. Organised by the University of Portsmouth, the event was hosted in co-ordination with the SimEx Multi-national Disaster Simulation series and showed how the response to sudden on-set disasters by national and international organisations is evolving. The event provided an opportunity for recruitment and…

UK-Med Associate, Karen O’Neill nee Livingstone receives Award for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Manchester

Former UK-Med Medical Adviser and Membership Manager, Karen O’ Neill nee Livingstone, was this week honoured by the University of Manchester with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Proposed by the School of Nursing,  where she studied for her undergraduate nursing degree, Karen had also completed further studies at the university with the award in 2012 of…