Head of Service

Stuart is Head of Service for EMRS and works clinically as an Advanced Retrieval Practitioner. He joined the service in October 2010. Prior to joining the team, Stuart worked in the emergency department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and as part of this role was the lead nurse for the Medic One pre-hospital care team.  Stuart holds a specialist practitioner qualification in critical care and is a faculty member and examiner for the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (DipRTM) run by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.  Stuart has completed courses and education in advanced practice, clinical decision making, cadaveric surgical skills, London's Air Ambulance Helicopter Crew Course, ATLS, ALS, TNCC, MIMMS and RSI. He has had an elective placement with the London Air Ambulance (HEMS), has spent time with the MedSTAR team in Adelaide, Australia and has experience of working within a mountain rescue team. His main interests are pre-hospital care, critical care and trauma.

Personal interests include walking, cycling, music, technology and watching sport from the safe distance of his armchair at home.