About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Oct 2021 from 9:25am to 4:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

Join us to delve into a broad oversight of major incident preparation with presentations of specific incidents. We will explore an oversight of prehospital, District General Hospital, and Major Trauma Centre perspectives, and the ethics, psychology and lessons from history.

This live stream will pride itself on delivering the latest updates and discussion from military and civilian leaders in the field of major incident delivery. It is only with this skill set that we can prepare ourselves for future incidents of this scale locally. 

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Meeting topics include:

  • Understand the basic requirements for major incident preparation and the terminology that accompanies it
  • Know the latest updates from military leaders with specific expertise in the field
  • Understand the specific differences and similarities between pre-hospital, District General Hospital and Major Trauma Centre in the preparation and delivery of major incidents
  • Reflect on the psychological aspects of major incidents
  • Learn from lessons from history and incorporate these into preparation for the future

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Standard pricing available until 01 October 2021.


RSM Member RSM Associate RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Non - Member AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£60.00 £45.00 £45.00 £30.00

Key speakers

Dr Chris Cocking

Principal Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Lieutenant Colonel Claire Park

Critical Care Consultant, King’s College Hospital London, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Consultant

Dr Tim Smith

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Chair: TBC

The basics of major incidents

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Walker, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pre-Hospital Care Physician, Defence Medical Services and Thames Valley Air Ambulance


Pre-hospital perspective


In hospital perspective (London)

Dr Ben Clarke, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Care, Barts Health NHS Trust

Comfort break

Session two

Chair: TBC

The Manchester experience

Dr Tim Smith, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Major incident management in the District General Hospital, Scotland

Dr Pam Hardy, Lead Consultant in Emergency Care, Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin

Panel discussion
Patient interview


Lunch break
Emergency medicine section: Research and innovation prize 
Emergency medicine section: Essay prize
Don’t panic – the psychology of mass emergency behaviour

Dr Chris Cocking, Principal Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Improving patient outcomes in the hot zones of major incidents

Lieutenant Colonel Claire Park, Critical Care Consultant, King’s College Hospital London, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Consultant

Session three

Chair: TBC

Learning from the EBOLA crisis


WHO academy and the international mass casualty course

Mr Duncan Bew, Consultant Trauma and General Surgeon, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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