Name: Dr Richard Fawcett
Specialisation: Emergency Centre
Designation: Consultant in Emergency Medicine and pre-hospital care
Qualification: FRCEM, MRCEM, Dip IMC (RCSE'd), MBChB (Hon), PGCE (Med Ed)
Department: Accident and Emergency
As a member of the reserves I have been fortunate enough to take part in three military tours of Afghanistan, where I gained the opportunity to develop a skill set in trauma and pre-hospital care. I wanted to work at UHNM becuase of the new build and the hospital accreditation as a Major Trauma Centre. I am a graduate of Liverpool University and have been greatly impressed by the acute care in the Trust. I also work regularly as a HEMS doctor (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) for the West Midlands Air Ambulance team, stabilising sick patients in remote locations and delivering them to the right place for the right treatment.
I am currently in my second year of a three-year MSc in Disaster Health Care and Humanitarian Aid. I love to teach and instruct on a variety of courses including BATLS, APLS, ALS, FPOS and have gained a PGCE in Clinical Education from Edge Hill University and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am a keen scuba diver with over 20 years of diving experience all over the world. I enjoy sports and in the past I have worked for Manchester City football club. With the army I have managed to work in a variety of different countries including Afghanistan, Cyprus, Germany, Romania, the Maldives, Ascension Islands and Finland.