Stephen Hearns

Stephen Hearns

Professional Title: Consultant in Emergency and Aeromedical Retrieval Medicine

Companies and organisations: Scotland’s Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS)

Session: Performance Under Pressure

Stephen is a consultant in emergency and aeromedical retrieval medicine. He works with Scotland’s Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS). This aeromedical retrieval service delivers pre-hospital critical care for major trauma patients, rural hospital secondary retrievals and major incident responses. Inspired by experience gained working on London’s air ambulance and in Queensland Australia, Stephen led the establishment of this team from a small voluntary service in 2004 to what is now a fully government funded aeromedical retrieval organisation with an international reputation. Stephen has published a number of papers and book chapters relating to emergency medicine and pre-hospital care.

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