5th Dec 2016

Our Research and Development Lead, Professor David Lockey, has taken up the position of Chairman of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  Professor Lockey is the first member of London’s Air Ambulance to be appointed to this prestigious role.

He is currently a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Bristol and Clinical Director of Severn Major Trauma Network. He was a registrar at London's Air Ambulance in 1997 and 2000 and has been a consultant at the charity, which provides an advanced trauma team for the 10 million people who live and work in London, since 2001. 

The Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh was set up around 30 years ago to improve standards in Pre-hospital Care and has run examinations since 1988. It is now the lead college for Pre-hospital training and oversees training, examinations and accreditation of doctors who want to achieve GMC sub-specialisation. It also runs two educational programmes (mountain medicine and remote offshore medicine) and is developing diplomas in urgent care, major incident management and retrieval / transfer medicine. The Faculty has also taken on a lead role in establishing multi professional roles for non-doctors.

Commenting on the announcement Professor Lockey said;

'It is a great privilege to take on leadership of the faculty and build on the great work that has been done over recent years to bring pre-hospital care to such an exciting stage of development in the UK'

Charles Newitt, interim CEO of London's Air Ambulance, said: 

“This is an exciting time for pre-hospital care, and our charity is recognised as world —leading in this field. It is a great honour to have a London’s Air Ambulance consultant leading the Faculty, which will only serve to further improve the care we can provide”