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Videos of Lectures Given During the Event

Guests were invited to attend lectures given by 208 Field Hospital personnel on various aspects of military medicine, in 1914 and in 2014.

Evacuation Chain Medical Emergency Response Team


Major Richard Fawcett

Major Richard Fawcett joined the TA just over 10 years ago as a 5thyear medical student. He wanted to enhance his medical skills on tour at the cutting edge of trauma care.

Over the years he's been able to work with many amazing people in lots of different countries including Romania, Germany, Cyprus, Gibraltar and Finland, as well as 3 operational tours to Afghanistan. 

He was fortunate enough to work through all stages of operational medical care over the years, starting in Role 1 in 2007 to Role 3 in 2011 and finishing with a 2013 MERT tour. He is just about to gain his CCT for Emergency Medicine, and take on a role as a consultant in A&E and pre-hospital care (continuing to fly as a HEMS doctor for the Midlands Air Ambulance) in addition to continuing his MSc in disaster healthcare. These roles will allow him to be deployed on humanitarian missions helping those most at need. The Reserves have helped him to achieve some amazing things over the years, pushing him beyond his own expectations and moulding him into the individual he is today. He would recommend it to any medic at any stage of their career. 

Laboratories & Transfusion: 100 Years of Development


Major Tracy Smith-Straney

Major Straney (Royal Army Medical Corps) joined the Army Reserve in 1989. She is a clinical scientist and works as a laboratories manager for a   regional  NHS 

Trauma Centre and University Teaching Hospital. She has deployed to Afghanistan twice where she was in charge of transfusion and laboratory services. Her deployed role with

the Army requires far more clinical diversity than her NHS job but the Army has prepared her for that extended scope of practice. She has made some life long friends and had many great adventures, and looks forward to having many more. 

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