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This page contains a selection of resources that we think are of educational value to those interested in the clinical aspects of pre-hospital care and HEMS in the UK. All of the resources on this site are provided free of charge in the interest of furthering discussion, education and development of our specialty.

UK HEMS is a charity, so if you find the information provided here useful, please consider making a small donation using the PayPal link on the home page.


Navigate through the calendar below for details of upcoming courses and conferences relevant to HEMS work. Contact us if you have details of a conference that you want us to add to the diary and promote here.


KA Workbook

Click on the picture to view a document written by doctors and paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance that was designed as a workbook for medical students visiting the service

HEMS Crew Course

The HEMS Crew Course is held at the Royal London Hospital and aims to prepare medical personnel to carry out safe and effective clinical care within a helicopter emergency medical service.  The focus reflects the clinical skills required to practice within the pre-hospital environment, caring for acutely ill patients in a variety of hazardous environments.  Content is delivered by a group of experienced pre-hospital doctors and paramedics through a combination of lectures, tutorials and simulated clinical scenarios.  As well as bringing candidates the latest developments in pre-hospital clinical care, it also develops knowledge and skills in relation to scene management, scene safety, trauma epidemiology, major incident management, media training and ethics and law.  The course is assessed through simulation/OSCEs and a  MCQ paper and has been highly commended by educationalists

For more information, click here for the official HCC website, or click here to download a journal article written by one of the paramedic candidates describing the course.

UK HEMS Journal Watch

Click here for an RSS feed of some of the latest published articles relating to helicopter emergency medical services and pre-hospital care. The search strategies are based on simple keywords (HEMS, pre-hospital, helicopter), and the feeds will automatically be updated as new articles are published in any of the eight international emergency medicine journals included in the search.

For specific resources and a workbook aimed at medical students, click here